Pet Shop Boys & Javier De Frutos
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.
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. With its thought-provoking narrative adapted by Matthew Dunster and film animation by BAFTA winner Tal Rosner, a 26-piece orchestra and a 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.