Thirty years after Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe met in a London electronics shop, The Pet Shop Boys are still very much alive and kicking. Their latest project, The Most Incredible Thing at Sadler's Wells, sees them join up with renowned Venezuelan choregrapher Javier De Frutos to create a new ballet bringing to life one of Hans Christian Andersen's stories. This is the first time the Boys have written a full-length dance show but they are backed up with talents including Frutos (who was behind the 2007 revival of Cabaret), Royal Ballet Principal Ivan Putrov and BAFTA-winning film animator Tal Rosner.
Although written in the nineteenth century, this fairy tale (one of Andersen's favourites, no less) has a contemporary plot: rather than slay dragons or duel to the death, two men must use their creativity to win a princess' hand by demonstrating "the most incredible thing." We have no idea whether modern royal suitors are required to undergo a similar trial - if so, we're guessing Steve Jobs would fancy his chances - but there will be no little competition for tickets to this show which will only have ten performances.
The Most Incredible Thing will be on at the Sadler's Wells from 17-26 March with a matinee performance on 26 March. Tickets are £10-£35 for the previews (17-21 March) and £10-£40 after. More information and tickets can be garnered here.
The Sadler's Wells's Peacock Theatre is currently showing Shoes. Read our review here.
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