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, adapted by acclaimed playwright and director Matthew Dunster.
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. An impressive creative team has been assembled including orchestrator and long-time Pet Shop Boys collaborator Sven Helbig, Tony Award-winning designer Katrina Lindsay (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), and BAFTA-winning film animator, Tal Rosner. With a 26-piece orchestra and a talented 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.
Tue 22 – Sat 26 at 7.30pm
Sat 26 Mat at 2.30pm
£10 – £40
Previews: Thu 17, Fri 18,
Sat 19 & Mon 21 at 7.30pm
£10 – £35