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Message In A Bottle Kate Prince and Sting

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A female dancer in a split leap

Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK present Message In A Bottle, the breathtaking new dance-theatre production by five time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, to the music of 17-time Grammy Award winner, Sting

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The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.

Initially inspired by Sting’s track, Desert Rose, Message In A Bottle is an uplifting and poignant tale of humanity and hope that reflects on salient global tropes, including displacement, immigration and survival, using high-energy footwork, exhilarating dance styles and breath-taking athleticism.

This is the latest stage work from Kate Prince, whose renowned narrative choreography includes West End theatrical hits Some Like it Hip Hop, Into the Hoods and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, set to many of Sting’s most iconic hits, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne and Fields Of Gold. The production features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse ZooNation and brings together a world-class award-winning creative team, including new musical arrangements by Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen).

This hit production opened at Sadler’s Wells The Peacock theatre in the West End in January 2020 receiving rave reviews.

Message In A Bottle will be on the big screen across the UK from 30 May – 2 June 2024. Find out more details about the film and where to see it here.

Every aspect of this production harmonises perfectly. It is a triumph.


Pretty much irresistible


This show is destined to be a big hit


Sets the stage alight

★★★★ METRO

All the big songs are here, danced with an infectious energy and knock-out style across the board


Get in touch

If you’re interested in booking this production for a venue or festival, we’d love to hear from you.

Bia Oliveira
Head of Producing & Touring

Aristea Charalampidou
Tour Producer

Creative team

Director and Choreographer – Kate Prince
Music and Lyrics – Sting
Music Supervisor and New Arrangements – Alex Lacamoire
Music Producer and Arranger – Martin Terefe
Music Co-Producer and Mixer – Oskar Winberg
Set Designer – Ben Stones
Video Designer – Andrzej Goulding
Costume Designer – Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer – Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer – David McEwan
Dramaturg – Lolita Chakrabarti
Associate Choreographer – Lukas McFarlane
Music Associate & Additional Arrangements – D.J. Walde
Assistant Choreographers – Tommy Franzen and Lizzie Gough

A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK Production, with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.
Co-produced by Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford. Research and developement supported by The MOVEment.