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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?

★★★★★ ‘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

Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs including an interval

Age Advice

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

Under 2s are not allowed.


Contains smoke, haze, snow fall on audience and strobing in the form of rapid fire effect lighting

The producers of this show cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.

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

Further Information


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 zones*
Groups (20+) £6 off each ticket and one free with every 20 paid, not available on two lowest price zones*

Access Member Discount £5 off.

*not available online – please call 02380 711811


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


   Edward Scissorhands Touch Tour

Thu 14 March 2024 at 12:50pm

To accompany the audio described performance of Edward Scissorhands we are running a free Touch Tour before the show at Mayflower Theatre. The Touch Tour will take place from 12:50pm-1.20pm before the evening performance.

A Touch Tour allows visually impaired patrons and those supporting them, the opportunity to familiarise themselves with elements of set, props and costumes before attending the show.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the Touch Tour begins.

To book your place on the Touch Tour please contact our Box Office on 02380 711811.

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