Shear Magic at Sadler’s Wells: See Edward Scissorhands This Christmas

Sadler’s Wells is arguably the world’s number one arts venue dedicated to international dance, with shows ranging from street dance to ballet, flamenco to hip hop. It’s always a great theatre to visit, just a short walk from Strand Palace Hotel, but the time couldn’t be any better than now, as it is currently showing a magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands.

About the show

This is the futuristic story of a boy, Edward, who is left half-built when his inventor dies – leaving him with unwieldy blades for hands. Originally created by Tim Burton as a film, the story has since been retold in multiple mediums, and this production, playing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre until 11th January, does it in dance.

Using the original music from the movie, this adaption is the second take by award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake) and his New Adventures dance company, and has been receiving rave reviews around the world. Called ‘magical’ and ‘witty’ by theatre critics from New York to London for its gorgeous set and pitch perfect choreography, the production has been touring the world with sold-out performances, and only returned to Sadler’s Wells for a short run during the holiday season. The show stars Dominic North, who returns to the title role that earned him a Best Male Dancer National Dance Award nomination. Joining him in the role of Edward will be equally talented Billy Elliot star Liam Mower. The wonderfully kitsch set design, which brings you back to 1950s American suburbia, is as creative as the choreography, done by Olivier Award winner Lez Brotherston.

Insider show tips

As a hotel near Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Strand Palace Hotel often provides its guests with insider information about West End shows. Here are our expert tips about booking Edward Scissorhands at Sadler’s Wells.

  • BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE: The theatre can accommodate up to 1,500 people across three levels. The clever design means that, regardless of where you are seated, there will be minimal viewing obstructions. If you are on not on a budget, the Mid Stalls seats or front Dress Circle offer the best experience. But for the best value, try the restricted view seats, which still offer good views. Circle, Rows C, D or E, Seats 20 to 24. For more information, see this great online View your Seatfeature.
  • CHEAPEST TICKETS: Our concierge service at Strand Palace will offer you the best seats at the best prices for Edward Scissorhands. For the greatest deals, call us in advance of your stay; otherwise visit the concierge desk while you’re here and we will unearth any available tickets at short notice.
  • ABOUT THE VENUE: Sadler’s Wells Theatre is in its third incarnation on the very same site in Angel Islington – a short walk from Strand Palace Hotel. The venue itself dates back to the 1600s, but the current building was opened in 1931 and is home to touring and international dance companies.

Before and after

There’s no shortage of dining and drinking options near Edward Scissorhands. Strand Palace Hotel is near to Sadler’s Wells, which means you can tuck into a delicious three-course Thali menu at our Indian restaurant Daawat before the show, than return for cocktails and light refreshments in our great Gin Palace afterwards.

On the lookout for hotels near Sadler’s Wells Theatre and its Edward Scissorhands production? Choose Strand Palace Hotel. Located right at the heart of the West End, we are also within easy reach of dozens of other wonderful theatre, dance and music venues – just ask our concierge for local tips upon arrival!

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