Forbes magazine: "Sting-Driven ‘Message In A Bottle’ Dance Show Delivers Resilience And Hope"...

May 07, 2024

In watching Message in a Bottle, a new show featuring hip-hop-styled dance choreography set to the music of Sting and his former band the Police, one can’t help but feel how timely its themes are in the context of today’s news. The nearly two-hour performance conjures images ripped from the news headlines: the horrors of war, the displacement of families, and the plight of migrants and how authorities treat them once they do arrive in their new land.

That’s not exactly the happiest of subjects compared to previous and current theatrical presentations featuring the big hits by contemporary pop and rock artists (a.k.a., the “jukebox musicals” like Movin’ Out, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia! and the most recent offering on Broadway, The Heart of Rock and Roll). And yet Message in a Bottle–which was directed and choreographed by Kate Prince of ZooNation, and recently made its debut at New York City Center as part of a North American tour after being staged in London in 2020 -  is a departure from some of those productions in that there is no dialogue or narration - it just merely lets the phenomenal dancers and Sting’s songs tell the story. The result is a powerful and entertaining experience that has garnered positive reviews in the press.

Read the full review here


May 6, 2024

Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House have joined forces to release Message In A Bottle as a film. The film will be released in UK. cinemas from May 2024. Kate Prince worked with BAFTA-winning screen director Marcus Viner to capture the show on six Arri-LF 4K cameras. Stage2View, an 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...

Apr 29, 2024

The two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers mark one of the biggest musical weekends ever at COTA. Austin. Circuit of The Americas is thrilled to announce musical icons Sting and Eminem as headliners at the Germania Insurance Super Stage during the Formula One Pirelli United States Grand Prix...