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Last night at the Savoy Hotel in London, Pet Shop Boys and choreographer Javier De Frutos attended the Evening Standard Theatre Awards during which their ballet, "The Most Incredible Thing", was presented with the "Beyond Theatre" award, recognising innovation. Accepting the award alongside Chris Lowe and Javier De Frutos, Neil Tennant thanked Emma Gladstone and Alistair Spalding of Sadler's Wells for "nursing" the ballet through from original idea to production, dancer Ivan Putrov for suggesting that they write a ballet score, and playwright Matthew Dunster for helping to adapt the Hans Christian Andersen story on which the ballet is based. The award was introduced and presented by the artist and film director (and PSB collaborator) Sam Taylor-Wood who explained that the new "Beyond Theatre" award was for people who swap genres and break boundaries: "The art form that doesn't change is in danger of stagnating."
Go to the links below for the full list of awards.
An award for Pet Shop Boys and Javier De Frutos.
A new b-sides compilation will be released early next year.
The ballet returns with its first award nomination.
This afternoon we went to the first run-through of the new production of "Closer To Heaven". Astonishing how far the cast have come in just over two weeks of rehearsals! The small Union Theatre is perfect for the club environment of the show and all the cast are excellent. Roll on press night next week! Neil x