About Edward Scissorhands: Matthew Bourne’s dance version of Tim Burton’s classic (PG)

Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences worldwide since its premiere in 2005. Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world.

Filmed live in March 2024 at the Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, this ’visually arresting and ceaselessly inventive’ (★★★★★ Metro) production is ‘the perfect treat for all the family’ (★★★★★ The Times).

In a castle high on a hill lives Edward; a boy created by an eccentric inventor. When his creator dies he is left alone and unfinished with only scissors for hands until a kindly townswoman invites him to live with her suburban family. Can Edward find his place in the well-meaning community which struggles to see past his curious appearance to the innocence and gentleness within?


Devised, Directed and Choreographed by: Matthew Bourne

New Music and Arrangements by: Terry Davies

Based on Themes from the original motion picture score composed by: Danny Elfman

Based on the original motion picture arrangement with: 20th Century Studios

Original Story and Motion Picture Directed by: Tim Burton

Original Screenplay, Story, and Co-Adaptation: Caroline Thompson

By Special Arrangement with: Buena Vista Theatricals

Theatrical Production Produced by: New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt


Edward Scissorhands: Liam Mower

Kim Boggs: Ashley Shaw

Peg Boggs: Kerry Biggin

Bill Boggs: Dominic North

Joyce Monroe: Nicole Kabera

George Monroe: Luke Murphy

Jim Upton: Ben Brown


Andrew Ashton, Stephanie Billers, Reece Causton, Jade Copas, Anna-Maria de Freitas, Perreira de Jesus Franque, Savannah Ffrench, Glenn Graham, James Lovell, Aristide Lyons, Xholindi Muci, Stephen Murray, Edwin Ray, Holly Saw, Molly Shaw-Downie, Xavier Andriambolanoro Sotiya, Mami Totani, Carrie Willis

5 Stars

‘Stunning! The wonders keep coming in Bourne’s magical version of the Tim Burton classic.’ The Observer

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