Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands to Play New York City March 13-31, 2007

By Robert Simonson
28 Aug 2006

Hannah Vassallo and Richard Winsor in Edward Scissorhands.
Hannah Vassallo and Richard Winsor in Edward Scissorhands.

Tony Award winner Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands, which will launch a U.S. tour in San Francisco on Nov. 14, will play dates in Brooklyn in spring 2007.

The dance theatre take on the 1990 Tim Burton fairy tale film will play the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music March 13-31, 2007, according to the show's official website.

Other tour dates include:

  • San Francisco, CA (Nov. 14-Dec. 10)
  • Los Angeles, CA - Ahmanson (Dec. 12-31)
  • Charlotte, NC - Belk Theater (Jan 4-10, 2007)
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center (Jan. 12-14, 2007)
  • Philadelphia, PA - Kimmel Center (Jan. 16-21, 2007)
  • Washington, D.C. - Kennedy Center (Feb. 13-18, 2007)
  • St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre (March 6-11, 2007)
  • Seattle, WA - 5th Avenue (April 25-May 13, 2007) Consult the website www.edwardscissorhands.co.uk. for complete listings.

    Edward Scissorhands follows the story of a young man (played on film by Johnny Depp) created by an inventor who dies before finishing his work — leaving the man with scissors instead of hands. When a determined Avon lady (Dianne Wiest on film) discovers him in his castle, she attempts to bring him into her home. Before long, the community becomes involved and Edward's hands become more trouble than they are cut out for. Vincent Price, Winona Ryder, Kathy Baker, Anthony Michael Hall and Alan Arkin also starred in the movie.



    Bourne danced his way into the mindset of theatregoers with his theatrical stagings of Cinderella, The Car Man and Swan Lake — which earned him an Olivier Award and two Tony Awards. Recent credits include choreography on the West End staging of Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady and Play Without Words.

    The stage Edward Scissorhands stars Bourne vets Richard Winsor and Sam Archer, who will alternate in the title role. Regular Bourne collaborators Scott Ambler and Etta Murfitt will serve as associate directors and co-star. Terry Davies, who worked with Bourne on Play Without Words and The Car Man, composes music adapted from Danny Elfman's haunting film score to the Caroline Thompson screenplay.

    The design team will include Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Howard Harrison (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound).