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Matthew Bourne's New Adventures presents

Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures presents

Edward Scissorhands

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Edward Scissorhands

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?

Important information

Running time:
1 hour 55 min (incl 20 min interval)

Age guideline:

Family Rate tickets available at £30 per person (minimum 2 tickets to qualify, maximum of 6 – party must contain at least 1 adult and 1 child U16) for all Band A & B seats on Mon – Thu performances (subject to availability).

Sensory notice & content flags include smoke, haze, snow fall on audience and strobing in the form of rapid-fire effect lighting.

Audio Described:  Sat 25 Nov, 2.30pm

Touch Tour: Sat 25 Nov, 1.30pm

Post-show talk: Wed 22 Nov with Tom Jackson-Greaves and Matthew Bourne

Did you know our Friend Members can get £5 off 2 tickets for Monday – Thursday performances for Edward Scissorhands. Add a Friend Membership to your basket and claim this offer now or check out our other Membership options.


Stunning! The wonders keep coming in Bourne’s magical version of the Tim Burton classic

The Observer


Enchanting. The perfect treat for all the family

The Times


Visually arresting and ceaselessly inventive. A mountain of eye candy


Truly magical. A show for lovers of dance, musicals, films and everything in between

The Scotsman


Full of wit and invention. A joyful theatre experience



Straight from the heart. A stunning finale that knocks you sideways