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Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures

19 – 23 March 2024

Donald Gordon Theatre

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. Can Edward find his place in the well-meaning community which struggles to see past his curious appearance to the innocence and gentleness within? 

This is rated out of 5 stars

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

The Observer
This is rated out of 5 stars

'Enchanting. The perfect treat for all the family’

The Times
This is rated out of 5 stars

’Visually arresting and ceaselessly inventive. A mountain of eye candy!’


Age guidance: 8+ (no under 2s)
May contain strobe lighting and loud bangs
Please note that all under 16s must be seated with an adult aged 18 or above

Start time:
Tue – Sat 7.30pm
Thu & Sat 2.30pm

Running time: Approximately 1 hour 55 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)


£10 off on opening night (top 2 prices)
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Groups 10+ from £5 off (top 2 prices, Tue – Thu)
Groups payment date: 20 November 2023
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£12 — one free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils (call 029 2063 6464)
Available Tue – Thu on selected seats


£5 off (top 2 prices,  Tue – Thu)


All offers subject to selected seats, allocations and availability

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

Book as early as you can to ensure the best choice of seats. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice and will reflect current demand.

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