Since its premiere in 2005 Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world, with sell out performances in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
Based on the classic Tim Burton film and featuring the unforgettable music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, the touching love story tells the bittersweet tale of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished.
Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange suburban world where the well-meaning community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.
Director and choreographer Matthew Bourne said: “In 2005 I achieved a long-time ambition to bring Edward Scissorhands to the stage, and I am proud that New Adventures remains the only company globally to present this contemporary fairy tale classic.
“I remain supremely grateful to the original creators of the beloved movie, Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, and Caroline Thompson for their continued trust, support and openness in allowing us to develop this wonderful cinematic classic for another medium.
“The enthusiastic reaction of audiences throughout the world seems to have justified that trust and we are delighted to be bringing this magical production back for a new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers to enjoy.”
The iconic title role will be played by two popular New Adventures stars, Dominic North and Liam Mower. Dominic has played leading roles in most New Adventures productions including Nutcracker!, The Car Man, Early Adventures and Swan Lake. He recently created the role of Leo in Sleeping Beauty and Ralph in Lord Of The Flies in 2011.
He returns to Edward Scissorhands having made his debut in the role at the Sydney Opera House in 2007. He went on to be nominated for a National Dance Award as Outstanding Male Dancer for this performance.
Liam Mower is the Olivier award-winning original star of the West End hit, Billy Elliot.
This will be his fifth show for New Adventures having most recently been seen as Count Lilac in Sleeping Beauty and The Prince in Swan Lake.
His other credits include Nutcracker! and Play Without Words.
The show at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool runs from Tuesday-Saturday, January 27-31.
Call 0151 702 7320 or visit www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire to order tickets.