The stage adaption of Tim Burton’s dark cinematic masterpiece, Edward Scissorhands, is set to return to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow in November for a limited run.
The dance show, which has toured internationally since its world premier back in 2005, tells the story of a near-complete boy whose inventor died before he was ‘finished’. With scissors for hands and nobody to guide him, gentle Edward must somehow find a place for himself in suburban America.
The title role will be shared by Dominic North (Swan Lake, Early Adventures) and Olivier award-winning Liam Mower (Billy Elliot, Sleeping Beauty), with full casting to be announced later in the year. Matthew Bourne, who devised, directed and choreographed the production, 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.”
The show has garnered rave reviews worldwide, with Edward Scissorhands star Johnny Depp stating the show almost brought him to tears.
Edward Scissorhands will play at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow from Wednesday, 19 November until Saturday, 22 November. For tickets and more information, click here.