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Sting and Kate Prince to create new dance production in the West End

Prince's new production will set choreography to the music of Sting

Sting and Kate Prince
© Johan Persson

Dance venue Sadler's Wells will collaborate with Universal Music to present a new production set to the music of Sting, with choreography by Kate Prince.

The piece, entitled Message In A Bottle, will combine hip-hop dance and music to tell a story of three parted siblings who go on their own adventures. It will include songs composed by Sting such as "Every Breath You Take", "Roxanne", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Fields of Gold".

Sting said: "It's an intriguing idea to align my songs and music with the work of a successful and highly esteemed choreographer of Kate's standing. I witnessed one of the first workshops and was very excited by the potential.

"It's always interesting when someone from another field offers a fresh and unexpected perspective on your work and I'm so looking forward to seeing the piece."

A shot from the workshop performance of Message In A Bottle in December 2018
© Johan Persson

The piece will feature members of Prince's company ZooNation, with national auditions being held to find the full cast.

Co-produced with the Birmingham Hippodrome and the Lowry in Salford, the dance piece will premiere at the Peacock in the West End on 6 February 2020, running until 21 March before embarking on a UK and international tour.

Prince, whose credits include 2018 musical Sylvia and choreography for Everybody's Talking About Jamie, said: "I mentioned the idea in passing to Alistair Spalding, who has been supporting my career and ZooNation for 15 years. Pretty soon I found myself nervously entering the lobby of a swanky London hotel to pitch the idea to Sting himself. Much to my complete surprise but complete delight, it is actually happening!"