A greatly versatile choreographer, she has also created work for television, namely Strictly Come Dancing, sporting events, eg the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics, and stage plays such as A Mad World My Masters. Last season's abortive Sylvia at the Old Vic was a rare flop.
For her new work, Kate Prince will rely on the skill and energy of her own company, ZooNation, which is well versed in telling a good story through hip hop, for example in the Oliver Awards nominee Into the Hoods, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and is still going strong.
And Prince is drawing on Sting’s memorable music, songs like the eponymous Message in a Bottle, Roxanne, Englishman in New York and Every Breath You Take to mention but a few.
We already know the barebones of the plot: a village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures.
Message in a Bottle is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, where Kate Prince is an Associate Artist, and will premiere at the Peacock Theatre in February 2020.
|What||Message in a Bottle, Kate Prince/Sting, Peacock Preview|
|Where||Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Holborn (underground)|
06 Feb 20 – 21 Mar 20, 19:30 Sun 14:00 or 18:30 Dur TBC
|Price||£18-£89 (lower for previews; concessions available)|
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|