News
30 January 2011

The Most Incredible release

The Most Incredible release

Tennant/Lowe The Most Incredible Thing Performed by Pet Shop Boys and the WrocÅ‚aw Score Orchestra conducted by Dominic Wheeler 2CD/Digital Release date: March 14 Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe release the music for their first ever full-length ballet, The Most Incredible Thing, on March 14 through Parlophone Records. The ballet is a collaboration with choreographer Javier De Frutos and Britain’s leading contemporary dance theatre, Sadler’s Wells. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of the same title, it runs at Sadler’s Wells in London from 17-26 March 2011. Tennant and Lowe proposed Andersen’s story as the basis for a new ballet to Sadler's Wells in London in 2007 after a friend, the then Royal Ballet principal, Ivan Putrov, asked Neil Tennant if Pet Shop Boys would consider writing a piece of music for him to dance to at Sadler's Wells. Coincidentally a couple of days later, Chris Lowe suggested to Neil Tennant that "The Most Incredible Thing" would make an excellent narrative for a ballet and, inspired by this synchronicity, they approached Sadler's Wells with the project. The following year Javier De Frutos was chosen as the choreographer. The story is about a competition in a mythical kingdom where the King announces that whoever invents the most incredible thing will win the hand of the Princess in marriage and half of the Kingdom. What follows is creative, destructive but ultimately happy. Tennant and Lowe composed most of Act One in autumn, 2008, and the rest of the score in 2010. The music is a combination of electronics and orchestra. They approached the young German musician Sven Helbig to create the orchestrations and at the end of 2010 these were recorded in Poland with the WrocÅ‚aw Score Orchestra conducted by Dominic Wheeler. After the initial run of performances of The Most Incredible Thing in March, a return to Sadler's Wells followed by a tour is planned for 2012. Neil & Chris said: “This is a very exciting project to be part of. In the past we have written dance music so to write music for a ballet seems like a logical development. Also we have always been fascinated by giving our music a theatrical context.” The album is released worldwide (international release dates vary slightly), including a simultaneous USA release by Astralwerks. Production is by Pet Shop Boys and Sven Helbig and the album was mixed by Bob Kraushaar. Artwork design is by Farrow/PSB based on an original paper-cut by Hans Christian Andersen.

Recent News

News
6 June 2019

Pet Shop Boys will headline the highly anticipated one-day festival, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, on Sunday, September 15th, in London. Other performers taking part include Clean Bandit, Bananarama, Emeli Sandé, Kelsea Ballerini and Simply Red.

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
News
17 April 2019

Writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys are to present the world premiere of a new cabaret show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets are now on sale.

MUSIK to premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
News
12 April 2019

“Inner Sanctum” is released today on DVD, Blu-ray and CD and is available to purchase from the link below.

Inner Sanctum, Annually and Agenda released today
News
9 April 2019

Annually 2019 and the Agenda EP are available this week.

Annually + Agenda
News
1 April 2019

Two concerts in Japan this week.

News
26 March 2019

The first of four SE Asian Super shows is tonight.

News
23 March 2019

Happy birthday to "Yes" which was officially released in the UK ten years ago today.

News
21 March 2019

Live Nation regret to announce that the Pet Shop Boys Bangkok show on Thursday 4 April 2019 is cancelled.

News archives