Message In A Bottle - Kate Prince & Sting

Message In A Bottle

Sadler's Wells and Universal Music UK present Message In A Bottle, the breath-taking new dance-theatre production by triple Olivier Award nominee, Kate Price, to the music of 17-time Grammy Award winner, Sting.

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. 


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

★★★★ "Pretty much irresistible"

★★★★ "This show is destined to be a big hit"

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

★★★★ "Sets the stage alight"


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


ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company run Message In A Bottle workshops that are ideal for school, community and educational groups who would like to discover more about the creative process, choreography and characters in Message In A Bottle.  Participants work with professional ZooNation artists to explore the signature styles of contemporary and breaking to the music of Sting. Both digital and in-person workshops are available, from £100.

From Easter 2021, the ZooNation website will also offer a free downlaodable education pack with insights about the creation of the show including clips, interviews and tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom. These are suitable for key stages 3, 4, 5 and BTEC (UK). Contact for more information. 

A Sadler's Wells and Universal Music UK Production. Co-produced by Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford. Research and developement supported by The MOVEment






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