Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands

About This Show

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.

Enchanting. The perfect treat for all the family


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


Full of wit and invention. A joyful theatre experience


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


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

Edward Scissorhands UK Tour


Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 05 March 2024 Final Performance: 09 March 2024
Location: Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

St Augustine's Parade,



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