Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences world-wide 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.
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?
Presented by New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt
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 by arrangement with 20th Century Studios
Original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton
Original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson
Designed by Lez Brotherston
Lighting designed by Howard Harrison
Sound designed by Paul Groothuis
By Special Arrangement with Buena Vista Theatricals
This show contains: Smoke / haze, pyros, snow falling and smoking.
BSL interpreted Performances: Thu 7 December at 7:30pm
Audio Described Performances: Sat 13 January at 2:30pm
Touch Tour: Sat 13 January at 2:30pm
Age Suitability: 5+
Now taking bookings for performances from Tue 5th December 2023 until Sat 20th January 2024.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: Rosebery Avenue 19, 38, 341. Upper Street 4, 43, 56, 153. Pentonville Road 30, 205, 214, 394, 476
Night buses: Rosebery Avenue N19, N38, N41, 341. Upper Street 43. Pentonville Road 205, 214, N73
Nearest rail: King's Cross St Pancras
Tube lines: Northern
Nearest tube: Angel
Directions from Angel :
(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.
Car park: Bowling Green Lane (8mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
Sadler's Wells, London
Running time: 1h 55m (incl. interval)
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