Meet the tight-knit team behind Pet Shop Boys’ Dreamworld Tour

Synth pop pioneers return to the touring circuit with a theatrical stage show backed by a talented group of musicians on stage and a pragmatic crew behind the scenes.

No stranger to a tour itinerary, Pet Shop Boys have been enthralling live audiences with their signature blend of genre-defining hits for the best part of 40 years. Fresh from their co-headlined Unity Tour with New Order, the Dreamworld Tour descended on Primavera Sound before arriving at OVO Arena Wembley for a sold-out show – fittingly in the same suburb as the duo’s first ever live show.

“Like I said the last time TPi visited us on 2017s Electric Tour [TPi #211] ‘You never say no to the Pet Shop Boys’ – we do everything in our power to figure out a way for a dynamic production like this to work to present a fantastic experience for audiences,” began Thomas Stone, now assuming the role of Tour Manager, following the retirement of Andy Crookston. “I’m filling some big boots, so I’ve brought on Gareth Russell to handle the bulk of production management duties.”

Vocalist, Neil Tennant and keyboardist, Chris Lowe teamed up with Production Designer, Tom Scutt; Stage Director, Lynne Page; Lighting Designers, Bruno Poet and Matt Daw; along with video content design outfit, Luke Halls Studio to develop the show.

This article originally appeared in issue #276 of TPi, which you can read here.

Words: Jacob Waite

Photos: Martin Thompson Photography and TPi