Matthew Bourne and New Adventures are back with their latest creation -- a magical new stage adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture "Edward Scissorhands".
"Edward Scissorhands" broke all Box Office records when it premiered at Sadler‘s Wells in London‘s West End in November 2005. The musical "play without words" enjoyed a 14-week tour of the UK followed by visits to Tokyo, Seoul and Paris prior to coming to North America.
Audiences of all ages have been captivated by this unique production, as well as by the humor and charm of the leading character, Edward, an innocent soul forced to find his way in a world that doesn‘t accept him.
In a twist on the storyline originally developed by Caroline Thompson and Tim Burton, "Edward Scissorhands" opens with a young boy who dies tragically while playing with scissors. The boy‘s father, an inventor, consoles himself by building a new boy, Edward. Tragedy strikes again when the inventor dies before completing his work and the bewildered Edward, left with scissors instead of hands, flees to a candy-colored suburban community.
It‘s not long before the entire town embraces his unique hair-cutting and topiary talents, and he falls for the teenage daughter of the family that takes him in. Miraculously, she‘s smitten as well. Their tenderly realized love story forms the heart of the stage interpretation, which is told entirely without dialogue.
"Edward Scissorhands" is devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake), a five-time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both "Best Choreographer" and "Best Director of a Musical."
Official Website: http://www.edwardscissorhandstour.com
Added by JulieG on January 18, 2007