Edward Scissorhands

March 14 – 31, 2007

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description Known for bending the conventions of theater—from his all-male swan corps in Swan Lake to the dance-drama Play Without Words to his edgy choreography for Mary Poppins on Broadway—Matthew Bourne returns to BAM with a witty re-imagining of Tim Burton's beloved film, Edward Scissorhands (20th Century Fox). A huge hit at its London premiere, the production comes to BAM for a strictly limited three-week run.
After an eccentric inventor leaves him with scissors in lieu of hands, the bewildered Edward flees to a candy-colored suburban community. Before long, the entire town embraces his unique hair-cutting and topiary talents, and he falls for the teenaged daughter of his adopted family. She’s smitten as well and their tender love story is the heart of Bourne’s stage interpretation, told entirely without dialogue.
Adding to the magic are exquisite sets and costumes, and music based on themes from the captivating film score. Each element, in concert with wonderful performances by the 24-member company, propels the story to an enchanted place where even the hedges—which Edward so lovingly shapes—spring to joyous life.
Identifier 2007s.00863
VenueOpera House
choreographerMatthew Bourne
composerDanny Elfman
conductorTerry Davies
lighting designerHoward Harrison
musical directorAndrew Bryan
set designer/decorLez Brotherston
sound designerPaul Groothuis