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Edward Scissorhands Tickets

Sadler's Wells

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures' enchanting dance production of the Tim Burton film returns to London for the first time since 2014.

Whimsical Fantasy With Edward Scissorhands Ballet Tickets

Olivier Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne works his magic on beautiful fantasy Edward Scissorhands at Sadler’s Wells. This stunning dance production, based on Tim Burton’s film, has captured audiences’ imaginations since its world premiere in 2005.

What is Edward Scissorhands about?

In a castle on a hill an eccentric inventor dies, leaving his creation unfinished. Shy Edward has scissors for hands and no human contact until a woman from the nearby town invites him to live with her family. Thrown into the strange new world of suburban America, can Edward find his place when everyone around him struggles to look beyond the surface?

Tim Burton’s now-iconic film has etched itself on the hearts of a generation, and Matthew Bourne’s dance production celebrates its spirit to breathtaking effect.

About Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands on stage features the quirky but hauntingly beautiful score by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, and audiences will be swept up in this witty and bittersweet story, performed by a talented company of dancers.

Olivier Award-winner Matthew Bourne’s take on this kooky gothic film is just one of his many iconic and genre-defining dance productions; he is famous for using an all-male company of swans in Swan Lake, and his other works include Nutcracker!, Romeo and Juliet, The Red Shoes and The Car Man - a modern dance adaptation of Carmen.

Bourne and his company New Adventures’ Edward Scissorhands premiered in 2005 and has captivated audiences in America, Australia, Korea, Japan and Europe. A major revival followed in 2014, and it is now back in the UK for the first time in nine years.

Is Edward Scissorhands a ballet?

Matthew Bourne is renowned for his ballet choreography that brings the genre of dance up to date in thrilling fashion, and has captivated new generations of fans. It features a variety of dancing, including “a mini ballet of dancing topiary people”, according to Bourne himself!

Don’t Miss Edward Scissorhands Tickets at Sadler’s Wells

Brimming with sweetness, quirk and whimsy, book for Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands to enjoy a classic film presented by one of our most exciting dance talents.

Sorry this show closed 20 January 2024, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
19 Jan 2024 - 20 Jan 2024
Running time:
1 hour and 55 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
No age recommendation has been set. See Audience Notes for content warnings.

Edward Scissorhands Reviews

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User Reviews

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Though some of the scenes in this adaptation are quite different to those in the movie, the main love story is there and is an absolute joy to watch. It's hard to tell a story through dance with not a single word spoken, but Matthew Bourne does it Read more

Performance date: 10 January 2024
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Saw this when it first performed and it’s a joy. Took two friends who don’t do ballet and they loved it and followed story without noticing no dialogue. Stunning set, beautiful costumes, wonderful performers. So Much to watch, every character acts o Read more

Performance date: 08 December 2023
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Though some of the scenes in this adaptation are quite different to those in the movie, the main love story is there and is an absolute joy to watch. It's hard to tell a story through dance with not a single word spoken, but Matthew Bourne does it Read more

Performance date: 20 January 2024
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