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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Most Incredible Thing...

Last night Darren, Stu and I went to see Pet Shop Boys new ballet The Most Incredible Thing based on the Hans Christian Andersen story at the Sadler's' Wells in London's glitzy Islington.

The simple fairy tale is about a king who offers his daughter and half his kingdom to the person who can show him "the most incredible thing". The competition to win the kingdom was staged like a Soviet version of The X Factor.

It had a stirring score, unmistakably Pet Shop Boys, and the Javier de Frutos choreography was fresh and very modern.

It had a sumptuous staging, spectacle special effects and costumes which really added to the air of a make-believe tale brought to life. Think Bauhaus meets Sweet Charity meets Go West.

We loved it. The ballet's three acts just flew by. If you get a chance - go.

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