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The Most Incredible Thing

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  • Booking From:
  • 17-Mar-2011
  • Booking Until:
  • 26-Mar-2011
  • Running Time:
  • 2 Hours 10 Mins
  • Age Warning:
  • Under 5s not admitted
  • Genre:
  • Ballet

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The Most Incredible Thing Tickets

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

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Latecomers: Not admitted until interval

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.


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. With its thought-provoking narrative adapted by Matthew Dunster and film animation by BAFTA winner Tal Rosner, a 26-piece orchestra and a 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.

Evenings: various
Theatre Venue: Sadler's Wells Theatre
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
Seating Plan: Seating Plan
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Sadler's Wells Theatre is the name of six theatres that have been built since 1683 at a site on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington. The present day theatre seats 1,500 and specialises in dance, ranging from ballet to hip hop, contemporary dance to flamenco. Opera, theatre, visual arts and dance on screen also feature in the mix.