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 Post subject: Matthew Bourne's - Edward Scissorhands -
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:10 am 
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Matthew Bourne's theatrical staging of the cult film, 'Edward Scissorhands', will be the featured Christmas production at Sadler's Wells (London). There will be a 10 week run followed by an extensive UK tour.

The title role will be created and shared by Sam Archer and Richard Winsor. Sam and Richard just completed the US tour of Bourne's Play Without Words, both dancing the role of Anthony.

Joining Matthew in the creative department are long time collaborator, Lez Brotherston who will design the production, and Danny Elfman who scored the original film.

An official press release is forthcoming.

My money's on the table that this will be a bonefide theatrical blockbuster.


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Thanks a lot for this information, Dani. As the original is a fine piece of popular film making, this could well prove a fruitful theme for Matthew Bourne.

"My money's on the table that this will be a bonefide theatrical blockbuster."

That's one bet I'm not taking up, Dani.


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 Post subject: Official Press Release
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:41 am 
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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED IN PRESS RELEASE BY NEW ADVENTURES:

http://www.new-adventures.net/index.php?PageID=4


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Delighted that theis major dance event is almost upon us. However, I have to say that an 11-week run is a big chunk of the Sadler's annual schedule - 20% in fact. I'm afraid we'll be missing out on a few interesting, visiting companies because of this.


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 Post subject: official website for edward scissorhands
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http://www.edwardscissorhands.co.uk/flashv1.html

Includes dates and venues for extensive UK tour.


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 Post subject: Casting for Scissorhands now posted
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New Adventures has posted the cast for Scissorhands. Matthew's production will have some different characters than the film version and the story will be slightly different as well. Those familiar with the dancers in this company may agree with me that the roles cast are priceless. :lol:

http://www.new-adventures.net/index.php?PageID=108

Check out 'Where Can I See It' for dates and venues


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A good interview by Clifford Bishop, well worth a read.

Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands
Matthew Bourne reinvented Swan Lake, but Edward Scissorhands was a bigger test, he tells Clifford Bishop for The Sunday Times

Edward Scissorhands started breaking hearts very early in its long journey to the stage. At first, though, they were the purely vestigial — indeed, practically notional — hearts of producers and agents, so nobody really cared. Matthew Bourne remembers that when he first suggested the idea of adapting Tim Burton’s goth-romantic film, “everyone thought it was going to be a musical”.

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The close-up
Richard Winsor, dancer
by IMOGEN FOX for the Guardian

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Do you think you look like Johnny Depp in the show?

Apparently, I do. When you've got the wig on, and your eyebrows completely waxed out with makeup on top, you lose human expression. A lot of your characteristics are taken away, so I look similar to him playing Edward, but nothing like him in real life.

published: November 14, 2005
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A chance to send your questions to Matthew Bourne

Your questions: Matthew Bourne
From The BBC website

Famous for his radical version of Swan Lake, which rocked the dance establishment with its corps of male swans, Matthew Bourne is one of the most celebrated choreographers in Britain.

Stage productions like Highland Fling and Play Without Words have won him a dedicated following, not to mention five Olivier awards, two Tonys and an OBE.

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Edward Scissorhands: Dance at the cutting edge
by ALICE JONES for the Independent

To my right, a diminutive dancer in an unfeasibly short cheerleading outfit worries about getting a bikini wax, while two male dancers debate the relative merits of wearing Y-fronts or cycling shorts underneath their combat trousers. Behind me a small army of men and women, dressed in black, brandish clipboards and tap away on banks of switches.

published: November 18, 2005
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Run With Scissors? And Then Some
by KRISTIN HOHENADEL for the New York Times

Still, Mr. Bourne said he didn't think of the film as fodder for a show until composer friends asked him to brainstorm about movies that could be turned into musicals. The project never materialized, and Mr. Bourne decided to stage it himself as a dance piece, using Danny Elfman's original film score as a point of departure.

published: November 22, 2005
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Kerry Biggin
By Nuala Calvi for The Stage

Kerry Biggin has been hard at work since September rehearsing for Matthew Bourne’s new dance version of Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands.

The fairytale story centres around a boy created by an eccentric inventor who dies leaving him with only scissors for hands. Kerry plays the part of Kim, Edward’s love interest, who helps him try to find his place in the strange world of suburban America.

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The Stage provides excellent coverage of theatre matters, but one detail is wrong in this story - the fire alarm was on Wednesday, not Tuesday, as the earlier performance was cancelled for other reasons.


Sadler’s Wells fire scare delays Scissorhands opening
By Nuala Calvi for The Stage

A fire alert at Sadler’s Wells delayed the London opening of Matthew Bourne’s long-awaited production of Edward Scissorhands on Tuesday.

The incident happened at around 3pm and was caused by a power surge, following a power cut earlier in the day.

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The good, the bad and the ugly
by ELENA SEYMENLIYSKA for the Daily Telegraph

This modern fairy tale about trying to fit in shares its theme with two other dance productions on offer this Christmas: Will Tuckett's Pinocchio at the Linbury in Covent Garden, and David Bintley's Beauty and the Beast at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

published: November 26, 2005
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Edward Scissorhands
by JUDITH MACKRELL for the Guardian

Matthew Bourne spent eight years trying to coax the rights to Edward Scissorhands from Tim Burton, and only got permission as long as he promised to re-make the film in his own choreographic image. He's kept his word. The story and the music may be based on the movie, but the production has Bourne's unique comic, romantic footprints all over it.

published: December 1, 2005
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