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.

1989

Polaroid taken while filming tour backdrop videos with Derek Jarman in May, 1989.

Pop acts with more than 20 Top 10s

Pop acts with more than 20 Top 10s

Pet Shop Boys are number 20 in a new list compiled by the Official Charts Company of the most successful artists of all time in the UK pop charts. List below.

1989

Polaroid from photo-session with Cindy Palmano for The Face magazine, January 1989. Make-up by Pierre Laroche.

1990

Polaroid from photo-session with Terence Donovan, London, September 1990.

1988

Polaroid from photo-session with Chalkie Davies, New York, 1988.

Closer to Heaven new production

Closer to Heaven new production

A new production of “Closer to Heaven” has just been announced by the Above The Stag theatre in Vauxhall, London. Link below.

Festival of Ideas

Excellent interview by John Wilson at the Royal Academy Festival of Ideas in London tonight! UPDATE – The recording of the interview can now be heard at the link below.

Definitively Dusty

Definitively Dusty

The third part of BBC Radio 2’s documentary series about Dusty Springfield, “Definitively Dusty”, is broadcast tonight at nine pm and includes an interview with Neil and Chris. Link below.

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