Edward Scissorhands Reviews

Family ShowsDance & Ballet

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 10



5.0 star rating Doris from Woking, England


This was my first time ever seeing a Mathew Bourne ballet and what an incredible show it was to behold. A feast for the eyes, quirky and beautifully choreographed. I would 100% recommend Edward Scissorhands to anyone, and everyone! It was a true delight and something very special.

5.0 star rating Karen from Woking, England


The set and staging was amazing, the dancers/ actors brilliant at conveying their feelings with expressions and movements only. By far and away my favourite Mattew Bourne production that I've seen so far. The comedy elements and characters added levity to what could have been an overly morose subject. Although a sad ending, I left the theatre with a big smile on my face!

5.0 star rating Jo Iles from Dorking


Having just read the only two reviews, I feel I went to see a very different performance. I was so moved by the first half, I couldn't wait for the second half. I became completely immersed in the whole performance... it was very funny at times, sad, emotional, magical, delightful and just kept giving. A stunning performance, beautifully choreographed. So good, I could easily go again and still be bolled over.

5.0 star rating Evie from Liverpool,


Went to see Edward Scissorhands on a trip to Liverpool with my mum and sister. None of us had ever seen a ballet before and went in not knowing what to expect. And it was absolutely incredible. It made you laugh and cry. The emotions conveyed by the dancers were so powerful and coupled with the incredible set, music and lighting just made it such a moving performance. We couldn’t have been the only ones that enjoyed it as the whole theatre was on their feet at the end. I’d recommend this show to anyone - something a whole family could enjoy whether you were a fan of dance or not. We all came out of the theatre raving about it and then called our partners to rave about it to them! Would happily see it over and over. Thank you to the dancers, crew and theatre staff for a wonderful experience.

5.0 star rating Isobel Buchan from Bristol,


Was brilliant and the cast performance it amazingly would definitely recommend for people to watch and the story easy to follow.

5.0 star rating S McD from London, England


I saw Edward Scissorhands for a second time today, at Bristol hippodrome. I saw the show in December at Sadler’s wells in london. The performance today in Bristol was outstanding, Liam Mower was brilliant as Edward Scissorhands and the cast were fabulous. We were engrossed and emotional by the end. This was in strong contrast to the show in London which was disappointing, with different actors/dancers playing Edward and Kim, there was no buzz, less dancing, the whole show fell flat. I am so pleased that by happenstance I got to see this show again, it truly is wonderful, what a difference the right cast brings to it.

5.0 star rating Sam HS from Bristol,


This was my first experience of Ballet and as a huge Tim Burton fan, I had to see this, though a little dubious of it being a Ballet. How utterly silly of me. Both me and my Autistic daughter were captivated and enchanted from the curtain rise. Edward Scissorhands in particular was superb and every attention to detail was divine. I have fallen in love with Ballet, thank you to all involved. X

3.0 star rating Limp Ingon from London, England


Perhaps my expectations were too high, I have fond memories of MB’s nutcracker and swan lake. This show could lose the first half entirely and you would be no worse off. There is very little to it, the dancing is surprisingly absent, with an ensemble cast shuffling around endlessly and meaninglessly. The main characters are poorly developed and you feel nothing for any of them come the first curtain only dread for the second half. I think we got stand in Edward and stand in object of affection and it showed, their dancing was so so lacklustre. One scene where Edward is apparently sculpting behind a plume of shaved ice, had the lead actor standing there almost motionless with his hands held weakly aloft. Frankly bizarre. That’s our theatre trip to London done for the year, £300 for tickets and train. I’ll need to be more careful next time.

1.0 star rating Truthfairy from London, England


Lacklustre. Disjointed. Poor storyline. Lots of cartoon couples doing meaningless jigs - on stage - distracting - difficult to focus on any of them - and their antics didn’t add anything to the story. Main protagonist severely hampered by his Scissorhands - it certainly affected his ability to dance.

1.0 star rating David from Liverpool,


First off I absolutely love the theatre and enjoy all types of performances, but to turn Edward scissor hands into a ballet and not explain it on the synopsis have the show without a single word or song is a joke. There was nothing to capture you, no character development or emotional stimulation, at times you just watched people twerking on the stage. What an absolute waste of time and money.


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