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★★★★★ Stunning! The wonders keep coming in Bourne’s magical version of the Tim Burton classic’ The Observer

★★★★★ Enchanting. The perfect treat for all the family’ The Times

★★★★★ Visually arresting and ceaselessly inventive. A mountain of eye candy!’ Metro


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?


Presented by New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt

Devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne

New music and arrangements by Terry Davies

Based on themes from the original motion picture score composed by Danny Elfman

Based on the original motion picture by arrangement with 20th Century Studios

Original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton

Original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson

Designed by Lez Brotherston

Lighting designed by Howard Harrison

Sound designed by Paul Groothuis

By Special Arrangement with Buena Vista Theatricals


The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.


Theatre — Mayflower Theatre


From: £26.50



Running Time

Approximately 2 hours including an interval.

Age Advice

Recommended for ages 5+ (some scenes may not be suitable for children).

Under 2s are not allowed.


Contains strobe effects and haze effects.


Executive and Executive Plus Memberships – £6 off top two prices at all performances or 20% off on Wed 13 March.

Young Person Under 18 – £10 off each ticket. Not available on two lowest price bands.

Groups (10+) – £5 off each ticket. Not available on two lowest price bands. Not available online – please call 02380 711811.

Groups (20+) – £6 off each ticket and one free with every 20 paid. Not available on two lowest price bands. Not available online – please call 02380 711811.

Access Member Discount – £5 off.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described Performance: Thu 14 March 2024 at 2pm

Touch Tour: Pre-show Thu 14 March 2024 at 1pm

This event takes place at

Mayflower Theatre

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE 

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Commercial Road.

Looking out at the empty red Mayflower Theatre auditorium with the house lights up


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