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Neil Tennant on ballet soundtrack

By | Published on Monday 23 February 2009

Neil Tennant has been speaking to Radio 2 about a ballet score that he and fellow Pet Shop Boy Chris Lowe have been working on. The singer says that the work will be staged at Sadler’s Wells, possibly in 2011, and will feature “electronics and strings”.

Tennant said: “It’s quite a big project. There’s a lot of music to write but we’ve written half an hour of it and we’ve done a bit of a workshop with them. It’s got a story, it’s like a Tchaikovsky ballet in that it’s based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen but we’ve got the choreographer sorted out now”.

As previously reported, the band release their tenth studio album ‘Yes’ on 23 Mar.