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Message of hope and humanity

In an Australian premiere, spectacular new dance-theatre work Message In a Bottle from award-winning choreographer Kate Prince, set to the music of 17-time Grammy award-winning artist Sting, has opened at the Joan Sutherland Theatre as part of the Opera House’s 50th Birthday Festival. 

Combining gravity-defying hip-hop and contemporary dance with breath-taking music, Message In a Bottle is a vital story of humanity and hope that explores the global refugee crisis through the lens of one family’s experiences.

Message In A Bottle depicts a village alive with joyous celebrations suddenly come under siege. In the chaos, three siblings – Leto, Mati and Tana – are separated from their parents. They undertake a perilous journey to new lands and set out on their own extraordinary adventures. Through the score and choreography, the emotions and struggles of the siblings come vividly alive – from the initial feelings of dispossession to the human drive to persevere and survive.

The stunning soundtrack features new vocals by Sting and new arrangements by Grammy and Tony award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, The Greatest Showman). Songs include “Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne”, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, “Walking On the Moon”, “Englishman In New York”, “Shape of My Heart” and “Fields of Gold”.

A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK production with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. Co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford. Research and development supported by The MOVEment. 

Proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW Blockbusters Funding initiative. 

Message In a Bottle
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
October 25-29, 2023
From $89.00 + booking fee

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