Casting has been revealed for the London return of Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands. The touring production will launch November 20-25 at Theatre Royal Plymouth before arriving at Sadler's Wells December 5, 2023-January 20, 2024.
The U.K. tour will continue in 2024 with dates at Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Milton Keynes Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Liverpool Empire, Theatre Royal
Nottingham, Bristol Hippodrome, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, Newcastle Theatre Royal, The Alhambra Bradford, Norwich Theatre Royal, Hull New Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, and King’s Theatre Glasgow.
The cast will be led by Liam Mower and Stephen Murray as Edward Scissorhands and Katrina Lyndon and Ashley Shaw as Kim Boggs. The company will also feature Kerry Biggin, Etta Murfitt, and Mami Tomotani as Peg Boggs; Glenn Graham and Dominic North as Bill Boggs; Benjamin Barlow Bazeley and Ben Brown as Jim Upton; Stephanie Billers, Nicole Kabera, and Ashley Shaw as Joyce Monroe; and James Lovell, Luke Murphy, and Reece Causton as George.
They will be joined by Andrew Ashton, Jade Copas, Jamie Duncan-Campbell, Anna Maria de Freitas, Perreira de Jesus Franque, Molly Shaw-Downie, Megan Ferguson, Savannah Ffrench, Christina Gibbs, Sophia Hurdley, Aristide Lyons, Xholindi Muci, Barnaby Quarendon, Edwin Ray, Holly Saw, Nikolas Shikkis, Xavier Sotiya, and Carrie Willis.
Based on the Tim Burton movie with original story and direction by Burton, original screenplay, story, and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson, and the music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and New Adventures premiered Edward Scissorhands in 2005. The dance production follows 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 woman invites him to live with her suburban family.
The production features new music and arrangements by Terry Davies, based on themes from the motion picture score composed by Elfman. Sets and costumes are designed by Lez Brotherston with lighting design by Howard Harrison and sound design by Paul Groothuis.