Film adaptation is turned into a sharp ballet show

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands

A movie directed by Tim Burton has been turned into ballet by legendary choreographer Matthew Bourne for this ballet.

Edward Scissorhands sees a young man created and has to integrate himself into regular society.

A Hollywood feature film is probably not the first starting point for creating a ballet but nothing is lost in translation.

While the scenes set is suburbia depicting normality perhaps don’t work too well because everyone is a little too quirky to persuade the audience.

However it does act as a entrance to the environment and then for the arrival of Edward who is played with captivating beauty by Dominic North. A tragic figure and one that is a victim of circumstance.

It is a fantastic production and the eccentricity that can be seen throughout Tim Burton’s films is in full flow here.

It is perhaps not a conventional ballet but for people who are not fans of traditional ballet, this acts as an excellent introduction to the medium.

Review by Steve Mills.

Edward Scissorhands can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday.

For tickets call 0844 871 7652 or visit for more details.