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The Most Incredible Thing

Sadler’s Wells has joined forces with electronic pop legends the Pet Shop Boys and radical choreographer Javier De Frutos to create a brand new full-length dance work based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Most Incredible Thing, adapted by acclaimed playwright and director Matthew Dunster.

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Sadler’s Wells has joined forces with electronic pop legends the Pet Shop Boys and radical choreographer Javier De Frutos to create a brand new full-length dance work based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Most Incredible Thing, adapted by acclaimed playwright and director Matthew Dunster.


Featuring former Royal Ballet star Ivan Putrov, this modern fairytale centres on a contest to produce ‘the most incredible thing’, with a prize of half the kingdom and marriage to the princess at stake. An impressive creative team has been assembled including orchestrator and long-time Pet Shop Boys collaborator Sven Helbig, Tony Award-winning designer Katrina Lindsay (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), and BAFTA-winning film animator, Tal Rosner. With a 26-piece orchestra and a talented cast of 16, The Most Incredible Thing is set to be a highlight of 2011’s cultural calendar.


As the planet’s most successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and amassed 22 top 10 hits, three Brit Awards and six Grammy nominations, but this new production signals their first foray into composing for dance - it’s a debut not to be missed.

dates

Sadler’s Wells, London
Sunday 25 March - Saturday 7 April 2012
Evenings 7:30
Matinees 2:30 & 4:00

Box Office: 0844 412 4300
www.sadlerswells.com


Festspielhaus, St Polten, Austria
Friday 13 April 2012 - 6:00pm
Saturday 14 April 2012 - 7:30pm

Box Office: 02742 908080-222
www.festspielhaus.at
 

reviews

The Telegraph
"This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s dark 1870 fairy-tale, complete with an original score by the Pet Shop Boys, is a treat... '...Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s best music for years'... '...there are times when this show is so enjoyable it’s – forgive me – a sin"