Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands

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?


Running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes, including one 20 minutes interval.
Act 1 - 55mins
Interval - 20mins
Act 2 - 40mins


Sadler's Wells Theatre Main House

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TN

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Access Information

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Special Events:

BSL interpreted post-show talk on Thu 7 Dec with Sir Matthew Bourne and Sir Alistair Spalding
Sensory adapted performance, Sun 7 Jan 2pm (tbc)
Audio described performance, Sat 13 Jan 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm

Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refunds after purchase.

Suitable For Children

No under 5's. Some scenes may not be suitable for very young children


5.0(3 reviews)
  • Sue M

    Jan 15, 2024

    A fairytale recounted totally by dance. Mesmerizing, amusing, thought provoking and enjoyable. The best Christmas parable ever

  • Samantha Turner

    Jan 13, 2024

    As always, Matthew Bourne’s production did not disappoint. Fun, perfectly paced, great costumes and brilliant cast. Highly recommend!

  • Heather b

    Dec 20, 2023

    Yet another wonderful production by Matthew Bourne and his taleneted dancers. Really enjoyed the show, beautiful costumes and scenery, amazing dancing and lovely story. highly recommend this show.

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