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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Backstage Tour of Edward Scissorhands at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre



"An impressive display of physicality, wit, and tenderness that stuns with wonder and amazement."

Matthew Bourne's magical production Edward Scissorhands dances into Edinburgh this week for a very limited run.


On Wednesday, I was invited along to Capital Theatre's Festival Theatre for an exclusive backstage tour to see behind-the-curtain, meet the cast and crew, and get lost among their props and costumes (wardrobe).


Then up into the auditorium I went, to enjoy the spectacle with a new found admiration.


Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Matthew 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.


The production is an impressive display of physicality, wit, and tenderness that stuns with wonder and amazement.


With stunning choreography, charming storytelling, and a beautiful set, Edward Scissorhands is a whimsical adventure that resonates with outsiders everywhere.


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📸 Images by Jenna's Jamboree & Johan Persson

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