New Adventures magical production of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS returns to the Alhambra Theatre
New Adventures magical production of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere in 2005. After sell out performances in Europe, America and Australia this spectacular modern fairy tale returns to the UK in its first major revival.
The iconic title role will be played by two popular New Adventures stars, Leeds born DOMINIC NORTH and Hull born LIAM MOWER. Dominic 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 he appeared as Ralph in Lord of the Flies, a role he created in 2011. 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. Liam Mower is the Olivier award-winning 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, receiving rave reviews for his performance on the current UK tour. His other credits include Nutcracker! and Play Without Words.
Matthew Bourne said “In 2005 I achieved a long-time ambition to bring Edward Scissorhands to the stage, and I am proud that New Adventures remains the only company globally to present this contemporary fairy tale classic. I remain supremely grateful to the original creators of the beloved movie, Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, and Caroline Thompson for their continued trust, support and openness in allowing us to develop this wonderful cinematic classic for another medium. The enthusiastic reaction of audiences throughout the world seems to have justified that trust and we are delighted to be bringing this magical production back for a new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers to enjoy”
Based on the classic Tim Burton film and featuring the beautiful and unforgettable music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, this touching love story tells the bittersweet story of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange suburban world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, with music and arrangements by Terry Davies including themes from the motion picture by Danny Elfman. Based on the original motion picture by arrangement with 20th Century Fox, original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton, original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson. Set and Costumes designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting designed by Howard Harrison and sound design by Paul Groothuis.