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Wednesday, March 26

New tour of Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne currently has productions of Swan Lake and Lord of the Flies  touring the UK and he is now due to direct and choreograph the New Adventures' Edward Scissorhands which has been staged in Europe, America and Australia  since its premiere in 2005.

It now returns to the UK for its first major revival this November opening at Plymouth from 10 - 15 November and then visiting Glasgow, Salford, London, Woking, Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Bradford, Southampton and Cardiff. .

Based on the Tim Burton film featuring music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Edward Scissorhands tells the story of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving him unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands he must find his place in a strange world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his appearance.

Dominic North and Liam Mower share the title role. North has played leading roles in most New Adventures productions including Nutcracker!, The Car Man, Early Adventures and Swan Lake. He recently created the role of Leo in Sleeping Beauty and will soon appear as Ralph in Lord of the Flies. He returns to Edward Scissorhands having made his debut in the role at the Sydney Opera House in 2007. He went on to be nominated for a National Dance Award as Outstanding Male Dancer for this performance.

Mower is the original star of the West End hit Billy Elliot. This will be his fifth show for New Adventures, having most recently been seen as Count Lilac in Sleeping Beauty and The Prince in Swan Lake. His other credits include Nutcracker! and Play Without Words.

The show is based on the original motion picture by arrangement with 20th Century Fox, with original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton, original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson. The set and costumes are designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting design is by Howard Harrison and sound design is by Paul Groothuis.



Book tickets for Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands




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