A Tim Burton Trio at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Like Roald Dahl before him, Tim Burton is one of those storytellers who understands that children require a little bit of darkness in their fiction. He’s made a career out of twisting familiar fables; bringing his gothic sensibility to bear on musicals, superheroes and beloved storybooks. With films ranging from tiny cinematic love-letters like the terrific Ed Wood, to box-office behemoths such as his production of Alice in Wonderland, he’s always kept his sympathetic eye firmly fixed on the misfits, outcasts and interlopers of the world. This December, HOME pay tribute to one of Hollywood’s most darkly idiosyncratic directors with a trio of his most Christmassy films.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 8 December 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

    Frequent collaborator Johnny Depp stars in this popular spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

  • 2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 9–13 December 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

    Tim Burton’s mash-up Halloween/Christmas musical is so good that HOME are screening it twice this December.

  • 3. Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    Batman Returns at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 18 December 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton star in Tim Burton’s typically idiosyncratic comic book movie.

Things to do right now

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Cinema 17–23 November 2017, from £5.00

Thelma at HOME

Theatre 31 October–25 November 2017, from £12.00

The Hound of the Baskervilles at The Kings Arms

Theatre 3–25 November 2017, from £10

Uncle Vanya at HOME

Cinema 17–30 November 2017, from £5.00

Good Time at HOME

Writer Michael Symmons Roberts.
Festivals 1 November–8 December 2017, FREE

RAH! Research in Arts and Humanities Programme

Theatre 9 November–9 December 2017, from £20.00

Little Women: The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre

Music 4 October–11 December 2017, FREE

RNCM Autumn Season

Exhibitions 23 October–15 December 2017, FREE

Material Remains at Holden Gallery

Theatre 20 September–20 December 2017,

Contact Autumn Season 2017