Local heroes to appear in acclaimed theatre production.
New dance theatre production Message In A Bottle, created by director and choreographer Kate Prince and set to the music of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting will come to Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April.
Message In A Bottle features 28 iconic hits by Sting. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, it tells a vital and uplifting story of humanity and hope. An imagined village, alive with celebrations is suddenly under siege. Determined to survive, three teenage siblings are faced with an impossible choice, stay and try to survive or leave their country in search of safety and a new life.
Director and choreographer Kate Prince, a life-long fan of Sting, had the idea for the show in 2015 – a dance theatre piece with a universal story of human resilience, told through the words and music of a global superstar.
Moved by seeing an early rehearsal in the development process for Message In A Bottle, Sting was inspired to record new vocals for several of the most iconic tracks used in the show including Fields Of Gold, If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, Roxanne, Message In A Bottle and Every Breath You Take, hisbiggest hit, which in 2019 was certified as the BMI’S ‘Most Performed Song’, with 15 million radio plays, from its catalogue of over 14 million musical works:
Alongside Sting, Message In A Bottle features two other incredible vocalists. Following her collaboration with Kate Prince in ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s SYVLIA (2018), award-winning vocalist and actress Beverley Knight MBE performs lead vocals on new interpretations of Invisible Sun, If You Love Somebody Set Them Free, and Fields Of Gold.
In addition, Lynval Golding, rhythm guitarist and vocalist for the Specials, appears on the track The Bed’s Too Big Without You.
Message In A Bottle will come to Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April. To book visit birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000.