New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming national tour and Sadler’s Wells Christmas season of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne. Full tour schedule below.
Matthew Bourne said today “I am delighted today to announce full casting for our upcoming tour and Christmas Season of Edward Scissorhands. New Adventures is currently working with over 80 dancers in three different productions; Swan Lake, currently on its International Tour and making its debut in Singapore this week, Lord of the Flies, making its long awaited sold out London Premiere on Wednesday, and Edward Scissorhands, which began rehearsals today. Such unprecedented activity has resulted in the welcome growth of the New Adventures family and the debuts of many new dancers to the company across these three productions. I’d like to extend a special welcome to all of those dancers and particularly to those that have joined us for the first time today”.
New Adventures’ magical production of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere in 2005. After sell out performances in Europe, America, Asia and Australia this spectacular modern fairy tale returns to the UK in its first major revival.
As previously announced the title role will be played by popular New Adventures star, DOMINIC NORTH, who will be returning to the role than won him a National Dance Award nomination as Best Male Dancer in 2009. Making his debut as Edward this season will be New Adventures rising star, LIAM MOWER. Liam was recently seen in Billy Elliot Live, when he returned to the show that made his name to play “Older Billy”. This will be Liam’s 5th show with New Adventures, having recently played The Prince in Swan Lake and Count Lilac in Sleeping Beauty.
Playing Edward’s sweetheart, Kim Boggs, will be ASHLEY SHAW and KATY LOWENHOFF. Another New Adventures rising star, Ashley has played the Principal roles of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Sugar in Nutcracker! and the title role in Cinderella (all for New Adventures). Katy has become a popular New Adventures performer through her performances as Clara in Nutcracker! and her created role as “Hibernia” in Sleeping Beauty.
Returning to the production in her original role as Peg Boggs will be New Adventures star, and Associate Artistic Director, ETTA MURFITT. She will be joined by audience favourite, MADELAINE BRENNAN, another original cast member who will also play Peg Boggs, Joyce Monroe and her created role, Tiffany Covitt. A New Adventures star for more than 20 years, SARANNE CURTIN makes a very welcome return to the Company to play the role of Joyce Monroe.
In other featured roles, Kim’s “All-American” Jock Boyfriend, Jim Upton, will be played by TOM CLARK, DOMINIC LAMB and LEON MORAN. Bill Boggs, Kim’s Father, will be played by TIM HODGES and JACK JONES and Joyce’s downtrodden husband, George Monroe will be performed by DANNY COLLINS and GAVIN PERSAND.
Completing the company, and the residents of Hope Springs are GARETH CHARLTON, CINDY CIUNFRINI, TOM DAVIES, PIA DRIVER, NICOLE KABERA, MARI KAMATA, DAISY MAY KEMP, DENA LAGUE, CHRIS NEUMANN and EDWIN RAY.
Making their debuts with New Adventures in Edward Scissorhands are WILL BOZIER, STEPH ELSTOB, HARRY FRANCIS, BETHANY PIKE, KATELYN SEVERN, ALEX STURMAN and KATIE WEBB.
Based on the classic Tim Burton film and featuring the beautiful and unforgettable music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, this touching love story tells the bittersweet story 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.
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, with music and arrangements by Terry Davies including themes from the motion picture by Danny Elfman. Based on the original motion picture by arrangement with 20th Century Fox, original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton, original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson. Set and Costumes designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting designed by Howard Harrison and sound design by Paul Groothuis.
Edward Scissorhands – A New Adventures Production at the Sadler’s Wells
Running Time: 2 hours
Age Suitability: 5+ recommended. Some scenes may not be suitable for very young children.
Booking From: 2nd Dec 2014
Booking Until: 11th Jan 2015
Special effects: smoke/haze, possible strobe lighting but only in blasts here and there, not rapid fire.
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, and Sunday 7.00pm
Matinees: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 2.30pm and Sunday 2.00pm
TOUR DATES 2014/2015
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Monday 10 – Saturday 15 November 2014
Glasgow Theatre Royal
Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 November 2014
The Lowry Salford, Lyric Theatre
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 November 2014
London, Sadler’s Wells
Tuesday 2 December 2014 – Sunday 11 January 2015
New Victoria Woking
Tuesday 13 January – Saturday 17 January 2015
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tuesday 20 January – Saturday 24 January 2015
Tuesday 27 – Saturday 31 January 2015
Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 February 2015
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 February 2015
Milton Keynes Theatre
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 February 2015
Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 February 2015
Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 March 2015
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tuesday 10 March – Saturday 14 March 2015
Monday 6th October 2014