Despite the fact that ladies, gents, mams and grans have all set their hearts on one Edward the world over, the only Edward for me has scissors for hands and a penchant for leather. Although Edward Scissorhands may not be a vampire, his scissors still sparkle just like Mr Cullen in the sunlight, and he has the added bonus of being a great gardener (assuming, of course, that both characters exist)…
Last night I had the chance to get just that little bit closer to my favourite Ed – from the Second Circle of the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. As a present for my recent (and rather disheartening) 23rd birthday, my partner in crime Chrissie bought us tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands ballet, and it was a complete blinder.
Being a ballet virgin, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. So, like all sane people tend to do, I donned a floorlength black velvet gown and wore my sassiest black lipstick and prepared to weep my way through the performance. Whilst, yes, I was the only person who looked remotely like Edward himself in the whole audience, and I’m not sure whether some of our fellow attendees weren’t looking at me like I was an utter idiot, I had an absolute ball, and would recommend it to any aspiring goths/Ed wanabees/general people.
As a treat for all my adoring fans, I’m including perhaps the most brilliant ‘face-in-hole’ picture I’ve ever been a part of. I could actually be Johnny Depp himself, although I am totally more goth.
Go see it! It’s loads better than Twilight (TEAM JACOB FOREVER)