14 March 2014
Edward Scissorhands is back in 2014!
One of our most loved productions plays Sadler's Wells for 6 weeks this Christmas - form 2 Dec.
New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt are delighted to announce that EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne will return to Sadler’s Wells for a six week season this Christmas from Tuesday 2 December 2014 – Sunday 11 January 2015, as well as touring throughout the UK.
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, DOMINIC NORTH and 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 will soon appear 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. Full casting will be announced shortly.
Matthew Bourne said “In 2005 I achieved a long time ambition to bring Edward Scissorhands to the stage. Now in 2014 I am delighted to have the opportunity to take a fresh new look at this magical production, which will be revitalised for a new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers. 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”