News: Dominic North and Liam Mower to star in Edward Scissorhands

Tuesday 25 March 2014 by Carmel Smith

New Adventures 'Edward Scissorhands'

New Adventures magical production of Edward Scissorhands devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne premiered in 2005 and returns to Sadler’s Wells for a further season this winter.

Two popular New Adventures stars, Dominic North (who was nominated for a National Dance Award as Outstanding Male Dancer for his performance in the role) and Liam Mower (Olivier award-winning original star of the West End hit Billy Elliot – and most recently the Prince in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake), will be alternating in the title role. Full casting will be announced shortly.

“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,” said Matthew Bourne. 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.”

Edward Scissorhands is a touching, 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. Bourne’s stage production features set and costumes designed by longtime collaborator Lez Brotherston, music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, lighting designed by Howard Harrison and sound design by Paul Groothuis.

The 2014 UK tour of Edward Scissorhands opens in November at the Theatre Royal Plymouth and visits Salford and Glasgow before arriving in London at Sadler’s Wells for a season from 2 December – 11 January 2015 (on sale now). The tour then continues with dates in Woking, Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Bradford, Southampton and Cardiff.
Full details:

Sadler’s Wells, 2 December 2014 – 11 January 2015

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