Message In A Bottle Tickets

Peacock Theatre, London
Booking to 14 October 2023
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Contemporary dance set to Sting’s iconic hits

Message In A Bottle is the spectacular dance-theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince (Sylvia, Into The Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) and dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

Following the critically acclaimed premiere in 2020, Message In A Bottle returns to London’s West End for a limited season at the Peacock Theatre.

The show’s soundtrack features new vocals by Sting and new arrangements by Grammy and Tony award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, The Greatest Showman), with guest vocals from award-winning actress and singer Beverley Knight MBE and Lynval Golding (The Specials). Songs include Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, and Walking on the Moon. 

Message In A Bottle is playing at the Peacock Theatre London from 4 to 14 October 2023.

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What's the story of Message In A Bottle?

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 a mix of exhilarating dance styles, dazzling footwork and breathtaking athleticism set to the music of Sting, Message In A Bottle tells a vital and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

Who is in the cast of Message In A Bottle?

Casting is to be announced.

Who are the creative team of Message In A Bottle?

Choreographer and director: Kate Prince

Music by Sting

Further creative team to be announced


Reviews of Message In A Bottle

★★★★★ "A triumph… I guarantee this show will leave you giddy with joy" SUNDAY EXPRESS
★★★★ "Blistering...boils over the stage" THE GUARDIAN
★★★★ "Pretty much irresistible" DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ "Infectious energy & knock-out style" EVENING STANDARD
★★★★ "Sets the stage alight" METRO
★★★★ "This show is destined to be a big hit" MAIL ON SUNDAY

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 14 October 2023
Age restrictions
No under 5s. The show contains scenes with themes of sexual violence.
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Content warning: This performance contains scenes with themes of sexual violence

Audio Described and Relaxed Performance: Sunday 8 October 2:30 pm with accompanying Touch Tour at 1 pm


Venue Information

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Temple (District line, Circle line)
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News about Message In A Bottle

Kate Prince’s Message In A Bottle to make Australian debut at Sydney Opera House for 50th Birthday Festival
Message In A Bottle by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, featuring the music of Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, is set to make its Australian debut at the Sydney Opera House. The highly acclaimed dance theatre production will be part of the iconic venue's 50th Birthday Festival and will run from 25th to 29th October in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. This marks the first time that Message In A Bottle will be performed in Australia. Currently on a UK and international tour, the production will be making stops at The Marlowe in Canterbury from 4th to 8th July and The Lowry in Salford from 27th to 29th July. Prior to its arrival in Sydney, the show will return to Sadler's Wells' Peacock Theatre in the West End for a two-week run from 4th to 14th October. Following the Sydney performance, the production will continue its tour to venues in The Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Sydney Opera House has a longstanding relationship with Sadler's Wells, having previously presented several acclaimed productions from the London-based dance company. These include Push by Russell Maliphant and Sylvie Guillem, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Sutra and m¡longa, Nilda Guerra's Havana Rakatan, Sylvie Guillem's 6000 Miles Away and Life in Progress, Michael Keegan-Dolan's Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, and Natalia Osipova's Pure Dance. Message In A Bottle premiered at Sadler's Wells' West End venue, the Peacock Theatre, in February 2020. Combining highly original dance with captivating music, the production tells an uplifting story of humanity, hope, and love, while exploring themes of loss, fear, and survival through the journey of a displaced family. The show features a range of popular songs by Sting, including "Every Breath You Take," "Roxanne," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," and "Fields of Gold," presented in new arrangements by Alex Lacamoire. These recordings, featuring Sting and guest artists such as Olivier Award-winner Beverley Knight, add depth and emotion to the performances. The extraordinary talents of dance storytelling powerhouse ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company are showcased in the production. Message In A Bottle is a co-production between Sadler's Wells and Universal Music UK, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry in Salford. Exciting news awaits fans of Message In A Bottle beyond the stage. In May 2024, a made-for-film adaptation of the production will be released in UK cinemas. The film is a collaboration with the Royal Opera House and will also be broadcast in the US as part of the PBS Great Performances season, further expanding the reach of this remarkable dance theatre experience. Suzanne Walker, Sadler's Wells Executive Producer, expressed her delight at bringing Message In A Bottle to Australia for the first time and continuing the strong relationship with the Sydney Opera House. She highlighted the show's universal themes, which resonate with audiences worldwide, and eagerly anticipated sharing the spectacular production with new audiences in Sydney. Kate Prince, Director and Choreographer of Message In A Bottle, expressed her excitement about touring the production to the Sydney Opera House and the significance of this milestone for the company. Prince, a lifelong fan of Sting's music, spoke of her dream to choreograph a dance show to his iconic songs. Collaborating with Sting and other incredible creatives, she expressed her gratitude for the journey and eagerly anticipated sharing the production with the people of Sydney. Ebony Bott, Head of Contemporary Performance at the Sydney Opera House, expressed her enthusiasm for presenting the Australian premiere of Message In A Bottle. She noted the production's special place as a centerpiece in their upcoming 50th Birthday Festival. Book tickets to Message In A Bottle at the Peacock Theatre London
Sadler’s Wells announces Message In A Bottle film for 2024, and UK and international tour dates
Message In A Bottle, the acclaimed dance theatre production by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, set to the music of Sting, has been filmed for cinema release in 2024. Also announced today by Sadler's Wells, the live dance show has added further UK and international tour dates. Message In A Bottle received its World Premiere at Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue, The Peacock Theatre, in February 2020. Highly original dance combines with breath-taking music in an uplifting story of humanity and hope. The international refugee crisis is at the centre of Message In A Bottle – an imagined story about one displaced family, and a universal story of loss, fear, survival, hope and love. A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures. Songs including “Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne”, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” and “Fields of Gold” feature in new arrangements by Alex Lacamoire, recorded by Sting and guest artists including Olivier Award-winner Beverley Knight. The show features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. Message In A Bottle is produced by Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford. The film will be released in UK cinemas from May 2024, in partnership with the Royal Opera House. Message In A Bottle will also be broadcast in the US as part of the PBS Great Performances season. This marks the first time Sadler’s Wells has filmed one of its productions for release in cinemas and is the first partnership between Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House. Stage2View, a leading independent company in the stage to screen world, teamed up with Mercury Studios and Sadler’s Wells to produce the film in a sound stage environment to maximise the unique creative opportunity. Kate Prince worked closely with BAFTA-winning screen director Marcus Viner to capture the show on six Arri-LF 4k cameras to ensure the highest possible quality film capture. Kate Prince said: “Having the opportunity to film on a sound stage gave us the ability to capture each element of the show from the best possible angle, allowing the audience to truly appreciate the agility and athleticism of the dancers and draw them fully into the story. I am so excited that Message In A Bottle will hit cinemas next year, as well as the stage show embarking on a major tour.” Sting said: “When I first saw Message In A Bottle, I was overwhelmed by all the different styles of dance in the show. What I really didn’t expect was to be so emotionally engaged in the story. Kate’s imaginative story and beautiful choreography has brought my songs to new life, and I am thrilled that there is now a film of the fantastic stage show.” Sir Alistair Spalding CBE, Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director and Chief Executive said: “It's fantastic that we can bring Message In A Bottle to more people with this exciting film, which marks the first time one of our productions has been seen in cinemas. The meeting of Sting's rich catalogue of music and Kate Prince’s inventive and energy-filled choreography makes it a must-see show, with an important message at its heart.” On stage, Message In A Bottle returns to Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre from 4 – 14 October 2023. Ahead of its London run the show tours to Southampton (11 –13 May), Truro (16 – 17 May), Plymouth (19 – 20 May), Canterbury (4 – 8 Jul) and Salford (27 – 29 Jul) this summer, as well as Zurich, Switzerland (6 – 18 Jun), and venues in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Book tickets to Message In A Bottle at the Peacock Theatre Message In A Bottle Tour Dates 2023 11 –13 May 2023 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, UK 16 – 17 May 2023 Hall for Cornwall Truro, UK 19 – 20 May 2023 Theatre Royal Plymouth, UK 6 – 18 Jun 2023 MAAG Zurich, Switzerland 4 – 8 Jul 2023 The Marlowe Canterbury, UK 27 – 29 Jul Aug 2023 The Lowry Salford, UK 4 – 14 Oct 2023 Peacock Theatre London, UK 8 – 12 Nov 2023 De La Mar Theatre Amsterdam, Netherlands 15 – 19 Nov 2023 Oude Luxor Rotterdam, Netherlands 22 – 26 Nov 2023 Parkstad Limburg Theatre Heerlen, Netherlands 29 Nov – 3Dec 2023 Chasse Theatre Breda, Netherlands 6 – 10 Dec 2023 Martiniplaza Groningen, Netherlands 25 – 27 Jan 2024 Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Sadler’s Wells reveals new 2023 season including the return of Message in a Bottle
Sadler’s Wells theatre in London has announced its programme of new productions for 2023. Highlights include the return of Kate Prince's acclaimed production of Message In A Bottle set to the iconic hits of Sting, returning to the Peacock Theatre this Autumn from 4 to 14 October 2023. Prince is currently choreographing and directing the musical Sylvia at The Old Vic starring Beverly Knight and Sharon Rose. Ahead of its performances in the Peacock Theatre, Message In A Bottle will play a UK tour including Southampton, Truro, Plymouth, Canterbury and Salford. In Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to London with four programmes of work that mix highlights from Ailey’s career with the work of choreographers Kyle Abraham, Aszure Barton, Ronald K. Brown, Jamar Roberts, and Twyla Tharp. Annual favourite the Flamenco Festival is also back this year, playing for two weeks over the Summer to showcase dancers and musicians from the flamenco world, including performances from Olivier Award-winning dancer and choreographer Sara Baras, Estévez & Paños Company, and a concert by Grammy Award-winning guitarist Vicente Amigo. Rachid Ouramdane, director of the Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse, is going to bring together an ensemble of dancers, athletes, acrobats and... rock climbers! - for Corps extrêmes, an exploration of flight and freedom featuring a climbing wall and high wire. Also up at Sadler's Wells is a new show from Breakin’ Convention called State Shift, which promises to be an intimate evening by the Dutch collective of breakers The Ruggeds. Rambert is bringing their Death Trap production, an evening of works by Ben Duke, to Sadler's Wells in 2023, which will include an adaptation of Orpheus and Eurydice, and a production inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone. Damien Jalet’s Skid will feature a dance floor tilted at 34°, inspired by the measurement of the earth’s gravitational acceleration; plus SAABA pairs Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sharon Eyal’s distinctive choreography with costumes by Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, in a double bill from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. In the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells resident over 60-s performance group Company of Elders will present a Mixed Bill with specially commissioned work by James Cousins Company and world-renowned waacking artist Bagsy; Second Hand Dance will bring We Touch, We Play, We Dance, for babies and children under 3; and Siobhan Davies will reflect on her life’s work in a screening of the film Transparent, plus there will be conversations with choreographers Akram Khan, Jo Bannon and Charlotte Darbyshire. Finally, no surprise that over Christmas, Birmingham Rep’s annual adaptation of Raymond Brigg’s The Snowman is back at the Peacock Theatre - for its 26th year! More about Message in a Bottle tickets at the Peacock Theatre More about The Snowman tickets at the Peacock Theatre Sadler's Wells - 2023 Dates Tuesday 7 MarchJo Bannon and Charlotte Darbyshire Seeing, Saying, Sensing Talk Thursday 6 AprilChoreographic Conversations: Sir Alistair Spalding in conversation with Akram Khan Thursday 20 AprilSiobhan Davies - Transparent Thursday 11 - Saturday 13 MayGöteborgsOperans Danskompani - SKID / SAABA Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 MaySecond Hand Dance - We Touch, We Play, We Dance Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 MayChaillot-Theatre National de la Danse | Rachid Ouramdane - Corps extrêmes Friday 26 & Saturday 27 MayBreakin’ Convention presents The Ruggeds State Shift Saturday 1 JulyCompany of Elders – Mixed Bill Wednesday 5 - Sunday 9 JulyFlamenco Festival Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras - Alma Monday 10 JulyFlamenco Festival - Vincente Amigo In Concert Tuesday 11 JulyFlamenco Festival - Olga Pericet, La Leona Wednesday 12 JulyFlamenco Festival - Estévez & Paños CIA - La Confluencia Thursday 13 JulyFlamenco Festival - Mercedes de Córdoba CIA - Si, quiero Friday 14 – Saturday 15 JulyFlamenco Festival - Gala Flamenca: Carrete de Málaga, Manuel Liñan, Alfonso Losa Tuesday 5 - Saturday 16 SeptemberAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Alvin Ailey Mixed Bill Wednesday 4 October – Saturday 14 OctoberSadler’s Wells & Universal Music - Message In A Bottle Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 NovemberRambert - Death Trap by Ben Duke Saturday 18 November- Saturday 30 DecemberBirmingham Rep - The Snowman

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