Manchester Literature Festival

Manchester Literature Festival

Neil Tennant will be in conversation with the poet Andrew McMillan at a event during the Manchester Literature Festival on October 5th. Full details at the link below.

1996

Guests on The Ant & Dec Show, 1996.

Opening night

Congratulations to Frances Barber for her brilliant first performance as Billie Trix in “Musik” last night in Edinburgh. The sell-out crowd gave her a standing ovation at the end. Photo: Lee Newby

Edinburgh

We’re in Edinburgh for “Musik” opening tomorrow and went to see Miss Hope Springs’ glorious show at the same venue as our show. Neil x

This weekend

Love and respect for the courageous people standng up for their rights in Moscow, Hong Kong and Bialystok. Neil x

Steve Wright Show

Frances Barber will be a guest on The Steve Wright Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow afternoon, talking about her role as Billie Trix in the upcoming PSB/Jonathan Harvey show, "Musik", and will also premiere one of the show's new songs. Link below.

CTH reviews

“A triumph of immersion and world-building.” Reviews are in from the press night of the new production of “Closer to Heaven” in London. Links below.

Thank you!

Dear Petheads, Thank you for all your lovely birthday messages. They made an old man very happy! Neil xx (Photo: David Walliams)

Happy Birthday, Neil

Happy Birthday, Neil

It’s Neil’s 65th birthday on Wednesday. If you’d like to leave him a birthday message, a fan has kindly set up a guestbook where you can do that. Link below.

The two Billies

A great preview of the new production of “Closer to Heaven” at the Above The Stag theatre brought together two Billie Trixes: Frances Barber (“Musik” in Edinburgh) in the audience tonight and Adele Anderson (playing Billie at Above The Stag, London). Amazing!

One Giant Step for David Bowie

One Giant Step for David Bowie

It’s 50 years since David Bowie released his landmark single, “Space Oddity”. Neil and Chris have participated in a new BBC Radio 2 documentary to be broadcast on July 13th about the song and its long history. Link to more info below.

New album

Stuart Price and friend taking a break from finishing mixing our new album. (It’s being delivered to Kobalt next month for release in January. Full details in due course.)

Last night

Backstage at Glastonbury last night: Ronnie Vannucci, Neil, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) and Brandon Flowers.

Glastonbury

What an exciting ten minutes on the Pyramid Stage with The Killers at the Glastonbury Festival tonight! Photo: The Guardian

London

Wednesday afternoon art! Neil x

Radio 2 Musik

Neil Tennant, Jonathan Harvey and Frances Barber will be talking to Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday, June 29, about the forthcoming Edinburgh cabaret show, “Musik”. Links below.

Closer to Heaven: more shows

Closer to Heaven: more shows

The run of the forthcoming new production of “Closer to Heaven” at the Above The Stag theatre in Vauxhall, London, has been extended until August 31 because of strong demand for tickets. Book your tickets at the link below.

Musik recommendations

Musik recommendations

The Guardian has included "Musik", the new cabaret show by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys starring Frances Barber, in its guide of shows to see at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Link to the full guide below. And The Times have included it in their list of the 50 best shows to see. Link also below.

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