Edward Scissorhands cuts a dash at Milton Keynes Theatre

Edward Scissorhands. Images by Johan Persson
Edward Scissorhands. Images by Johan Persson

If you were moved by Tim Burton’s poignant Gothic Horror film, Edward Scissorhands, just wait until you see dance choreographer Matthew Bourne’s stunning interpretation.

Edward Scissorhands is now touring and has a welcome return to Milton Keynes Theatre next month.

New Adventures’ magical production has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere in 2005.

After sell out performances in Europe, America, Asia and Australia this spectacular modern fairy tale has returned to the UK’s major theatres.

The title role is played by the popular Dominic North, who will be returning to the role than won him a National Dance Award nomination as Best Male Dancer in 2009.

It will be shared by rising star, Liam Mower who recently performed in Billy Elliot Live, when he returned to the show that made his name.

This will be Liam’s fifth show with Bourne’s company, having recently played The Prince in Swan Lake and Count Lilac in Sleeping Beauty.

Edward Scissorhands

Playing Edward’s sweetheart is Ashley Shaw (Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Sugar in Nutcracker! and the title role in Cinderella) and Katy Lowenhoff (Clara in Nutcracker! and her created role as “Hibernia” in Sleeping Beauty).

Based on the classic Tim Burton film with music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, this touching love story tells the bittersweet tale 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 suburban world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.

Edward Scissorhands is devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, with music and arrangements by Terry Davies including themes from the motion picture by Danny Elfman.

Playing at Milton Keynes Theatre from February 17-21.

2015 Tour Dates

January 20-24, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
January 27-31, Liverpool Empire
February 3-7, Theatre Royal, Norwich
February 10-14, Birmingham Hippodrome
February 17-21, Milton Keynes Theatre
February 24-28, Bradford Alhambra
March 3-7, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
March 10-14, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

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