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Edward Scissorhands UK Tour: Matthew Bourne's iconic show returns to the West End in 2024


Here's your chance to catch Matthew Bourne's iconic Edward Scissorhands in UK theatres. With a captivating UK tour and an enchanting West End Christmas season at Sadler's Wells theatre in London, This beloved adaptation, based on Tim Burton's classic movie, will once again grace the stage.

Touring schedule

The tour will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 20 November 2023 and run through 25 November before heading to The Lowry in Salford from 28 November to Saturday, 2 December. Following these initial dates, the production will embark on a seven-week Christmas Season at Sadler's Wells, London, starting on 5 December 2023 and concluding on 20 January 2024.

But that's not all; Matthew Bourne's magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands will continue to captivate audiences throughout 2024, visiting The Marlowe in Canterbury from Tuesday, 23 January, to Saturday, 27 January, and Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday, 6 February, to Saturday, 10 February. Additional tour dates extending until May 2024 are yet to be announced.

The beloved story

Bourne's adaptation stays true to the essence of Tim Burton's original creation, combining the haunting music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies with the wit and bittersweet charm of the story of an incomplete boy, Edward Scissorhands, thrust into an unfamiliar world.

Edward, a boy created by an eccentric inventor, lives in a castle high on a hill. When his creator dies, he is left alone and unfinished with only scissors for his 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?

Cast and crew

The show features set and costumes by Lez Brotherston, lighting design by Howard Harrison, and sound design by Paul Groothuis.

The show's casting has been unveiled, featuring a talented ensemble that includes Liam Mower and Stephen Murray as Edward Scissorhands, Katrina Lyndon and Ashley Shaw as Kim Boggs, Kerry Biggin, Etta Murfitt, and Mami Tomotani as Peg Boggs, and Glenn Graham and Dominic North as Bill Boggs. The cast includes Benjamin Barlow Bazeley, Ben Brown, Stephanie Billers, Nicole Kabera, Ashley Shaw, James Lovell, Luke Murphy, Reece Causton, and many more.

Matthew Bourne expressed his appreciation for the generational casting in the show, emphasizing that it allows the production to support younger dancers while reuniting with former New Adventures stars in the roles of parents, creating an authentic family atmosphere.

Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences worldwide since its premiere in 2005, with sell-out performances in America, Australia, Korea, Japan, and Europe. After its first major revival in 2014, the production returns to UK theatres for the first time in nine years, promising a spellbinding experience for new and returning fans. Don't miss the opportunity to witness this extraordinary production when it graces UK stages again, delivering a message of joy, creativity, and acceptance to audiences of all ages.