"It's really fantastic being Edward Scissorhands and now we are on the tour, I am getting more accustomed to the hands," coos Liam. "When I first put them on, it felt very strange.
"It's a movie I used to watch a lot as a child and one I knew well but there are also different themes in this stage show as it draws more on the characters in the neighbourhood."
Liam adds: "It's not just about dance. During research for the production, all the dancers got to act it out together. Matthew (Bourne) gave us each a piece of paper and told us to breakdown our character - writing down the age, how you feel about being in Hope Springs, things like that. Then we all had to walk around in our role, being that person.
"Dancers come from all different backgrounds. Some are classically trained, others have done contemporary dance, and that is what's so lovely about working in a dance company like New Adventures as you get to work with a whole sea of people who are great at different things."
"Matthew Bourne's work is all so varied," says Liam. "Edward Scissorhands has definitely been a different experience for me, especially with the costume and the character. However, doing Swan Lake was amazing. Every male dancer would love to do that in their career."
"Everyone gets knockbacks and I've had my fair share and been to a lot of auditions that I haven't got. It's rare to find anyone that has had an easy road. At the end of the day, this is what I've always wanted to do.
"You've got to remember that it's not easy, but don't give up, and most of all, enjoy it."
Edward Scissorhands UK Tour
Tickets are available from the theatres or the New Adventures website.
February 10-14 - Birmingham Hippodrome
0844 338 5000
February 17-21 - Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
February 24-28 - Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
March 3-7 - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
023 8071 1811
March 10-14 - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff,
029 2063 6464
Cast during the UK tour
Residents of Hope Springs:
DAISY MAY KEMP