Tim Burton's tender gothic fairytale Edward Scissorhands is a cult film classic. Johnny Depp made an icon of the titular Edward, a boy who is still unfinished when the inventor who created him dies. Alone and friendless, he must strive to make his way in the world with sharp, unwieldy blades where his hands should be.
After global success with his inspired interpretations of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Nutcracker! The Car Man and Play Without Words , Matthew Bourne has once again teamed up with the New Adventures Associate Artists for this wonderful ballet adaptation of Burton's much-loved movie.
The production returns to Sadler's Wells after sell out performances in Europe, America and Australia. If you hold the screen version close to your heart, you'll love this too.
Matthew Bourne's delightful adaptation of Edward Scissorhands is a treat for your whole family.
Featuring the beautiful, unmistakeable film music of Danny Effman, this touching and witty fairytale follows Edwards Scissorhands from his unfinished beginnings into the strange new world of suburbia.
Left with only scissors for hands, Edward struggles to find his place among a well-meaning community who struggle to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.
Special effects: smoke/haze, possible strobe lighting but only in blasts here and there, not rapid fire.
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(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.