MATTHEW Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands returns to The Lowry this week.

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 bring the story of a boy created by an eccentric inventor who is left alone when the inventor dies. to the stage.

Lancashire Telegraph: Edward Scissorhands                                                                           (Picture: Johan Persson)

With only scissors for hands, a woman invites him into her family but is the town of Harmony ready to accept this very different stranger?

Steve Cowton, The Lowry’s head of theatres, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming back New Adventures for another week of brilliant dance.

“The annual visit from Matthew Bourne’s company always heralds the start of our Christmas season - and we’re particularly excited to welcome back Edward Scissorhands which hasn’t been seen in Salford since 2014.

“This is one of the most lavish and extraordinary shows the company have ever produced which combines Matthew’s mesmerising choreography with the beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies - audiences should get ready for something really special.”

The role of Edward Scissorhands will be shared by Liam Mower and Stephen Murray with Katrina Lyndon and Ashley Shaw sharing the role as Kim Boggs.

Lancashire Telegraph: Edward Scissorhands (PIcture: Johan Persson)

Matthew Bourne, who has also been responsible for modern dance classics such as an all-male Swan Lake and Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, said: “Never has the story of Edward Scissorhands been more timely. In an era when uniqueness and identity is both celebrated and reviled, its story of how we treat anyone who appears to be different in our communities is as poignant and relevant as when my dear friend Caroline Thompson wrote the screenplay for Tim Burton’s legendary movie fable some 33 years ago.

“New Adventures is the only company in the world that performs Edward Scissorhands as a theatrical spectacle.

“One of the joys of our show is the generational casting. Our town of Harmony USA is made up of six families, a mother, a father, a son and a daughter (though this year we have also added a same-sex parent family for the first time).

Lancashire Telegraph: Edward Scissorhands (PIcture: Johan Persson)

“This gives us a wonderful opportunity to support younger dancers, many of whom have been nurtured in our talent development programmes, but also to work, once again, with many former New Adventures stars, in the roles of the mums and dads!

“New Adventures truly is a family and never more so than in this production.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Edward back for our 2023/4 season to spread his message of joy, creativity and acceptance.”

Edward Scissorhands is at The Lowry, Salford Quays until Saturday, December 2. Details from