Review: Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands

Written by Lewis Mainwaring

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – 12th March 2015


Edward2014JP-07050Matthew Bourne‘s adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture is a choreographic masterpiece.

This touching love-story tells the bitter-sweet tale of a boy created with only scissors for hands, left alone in the world. Edward struggles to find his place in a strange new suburban world where the mostly well-meaning community struggle to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within. This struggle is not shared by one girl who Edward falls in love with.

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Score – A Film Music Documentary

Coming soon from production company Epicleff Media and Director/Producer Matt Schrader is the much anticipated film ‘SCORE: A Film Music Documentary’.

scoreSo much attention is paid in the media to Actors & Directors; but very little notice is given to the production team behind the scenes that help bring the film together and take very little of the credit for the end result. One such group of un-sung heroes is Composers and this is who this documentary focuses on.

A good or bad score can make or break a film and in some genres is crucial to support the action and/or emotion of the piece. This is no simple task; the composer must shape their score around the director’s vision and work within the constantly evolving nature of a film in production. Continue reading