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Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands is coming to MK Theatre

Date Posted:20/01/2015

Edward Scissorhands Milton KeynesNew Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming production of Edward Scissorhands, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne playing at Milton Keynes Theatre 17 – 21 February.
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.

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.

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.

One not to miss!  Book your tickets now at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes (bkg fee) and chase away your winter blues!