About Edward Scissorhands
Matthew Bourne and New Adventures are back with their latest creation – a magical new adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture – Edward Scissorhands.
A Christmas treat for all the family, this touching and witty gothic fairytale tells the story of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange new suburban world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.
After global success with his inspired interpretations of Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Highland Fling and the multi-award winning Play Without Words, Matthew has recently choreographed the hit musical, Mary Poppins. A five time Olivier award winner, he is also the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production and is the only British director to have won the Tony Award for Best Director and Best Choreographer of a Musical (1999 for Swan Lake).
‘MATTHEW BOURNE tells a story with extraordinary zest and originality. Nobody does it better’ Los Angeles Times
‘Just bring your ears and eyes and marvel at the inventions of Mr. Bourne's theatrical imagination’ New York Times
‘MATTHEW BOURNE is the best thing to have happened to British dance in the past 20 years’ Mail on Sunday