Message in a Bottle
Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK present a spectacular new dance-theatre production by triple Olivier Award nominee and choreographic game-changer, Kate Prince.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE is set to and inspired by the iconic hits and evocative lyrics of 17-time Grammy Award®-winning artist, Sting and includes many of his most famous songs, “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Walking on the Moon,” “Fields of Gold,” “Englishman In New York,” and “Shape of My Heart” amongst others.
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, Sylvia, and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The production comprises contemporary and hip hop/street dance styles and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.
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. With high energy footwork, dazzling set pieces and breathtaking athleticism, this is an uplifting and poignant tale of unexpected possibilities and hope. It is heartfelt entertainment with broad-ranging appeal.
The show features new vocals from Sting with new arrangements by Tony® and Grammy® Award-winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman) and music production by Grammy Award-winner Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, Train).
“★★★★★It’s a triumph…I guarantee it will leave you giddy with joy”
— Sunday Express
“★★★★Pretty much irresistible”
— Daily Telegraph
“★★★★This show is destined to be a big hit”
— Mail On Sunday
“★★★★All the big songs are here, danced with an infectious energy and knock-out style across the board”
— Evening Standard
“★★★★This story of loving, losing and finding your way again is moving and hopeful. It has clarity, immediacy and mainstream appeal, and there’s no denying that the songs are great. Most importantly, it has an infectious, pressing energy that boils over the edge of the stage.”
— The Guardian