Matthew Bourne’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ UK Spectacular Xmas Tour 

Get into the holiday spirit this year with Matthew Bourne‘s exquisite production of Edward Scissorhands. This enchanting tale has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe since it’s premiere in 2005. Following sell-out shows in America, Australia, Korea, Japan, and Europe, Edward Scissorhands returns to the UK for the first time in nine years.

Acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne is renowned for bringing classic tales to life through his unique and captivating productions, and Edward Scissorhands is no exception. The story follows the poignant journey of a young man with scissor blades for hands as he navigates through life and love in a quirky suburban community. The production’s dazzling staging and stunning choreography are sure to leave audiences spellbound as they’re transported to a magical world filled with wonder and awe.

Edward Scissorhands. Devised, Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Bourne. Photo by Johan Persson

Matthew Bourne said: “I’ve always been attracted by ‘outsider’ stories in my work and Edward Scissorhands is the ultimate ‘outsider’ story. Its tale of how we treat people who we perceive as being ‘different’ in our communities has never been more timely, so I’m delighted to be bringing it back after an absence of 9 years to theatres throughout the UK.

What I particularly love about this modern-day fairy tale is that although it does have an important message to convey, and a bitingly satirical look at American society, it is also the most wonderful fun you could possibly have in a theatre! Add to that a touching love story, the magical music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, the spectacular lighting of Howard Harrison, the genius of Lez Brotherston’s witty designs …. plus a mini ballet of dancing topiary people and you have an unbeatable and unique theatrical treat!

I’m grateful, as ever, for the trust that Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and Caroline Thompson had in New Adventures to grant permission for us to make our version of their now classic tale – the only company in the world to perform Edward Scissorhands as a live theatrical experience.” 

Edward Scissorhands. Devised, Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Bourne. Photo by Johan Persson

The tour opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 20 November and runs until Saturday 25 November before going to The Lowry, Salford from Tuesday 28 November to Saturday 2 December, ahead of a seven-week Christmas Season at Sadler’s Wells, London from Tuesday 5 December 2023 to Saturday 20 January 2024.

The four-month UK tour continues in 2024 and will visit The Marlowe, Canterbury from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 January and Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 February. 

Book your tickets now and get ready to be swept away by this enchanting tale.

For all tour dates visit: New Adventures