Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sydney Opera House and National Australia Bank present
In 1990, film director Tim Burton created a character for Johnny Depp that touched the hearts of millions. Now, through the magic of Matthew Bourne, Edward Scissorhands is back to make your spirits soar.
This enchanting, uplifting, record-breaking stage adaptation of the classic motion picture swept UK and US audiences off their feet, turning a film favourite into a theatrical triumph.
Following in the footsteps of his smash-hit Swan Lake, multi-award winning director/choreographer Matthew Bourne uses music, movement and stage magic to tell the story of a boy left alone and unfinished by the eccentric inventor who created him.
Transforming tired gardens into triumphs of topiary, treating desperate housewives to haircuts with a difference, and shaping spectacular ice sculptures out of snowstorms, Edward quickly becomes the local hero. But not everyone can see past the scars and scissors to see the beauty and innocence within…