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Message In A Bottle | Program

Message In A Bottle | Program

A Sadler’s Wells & Universal Music UK Production
Directed and Choreographed by Kate Prince
Based on the songs of Sting
With ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK production co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford. Research and development supported by The MOVEment.

Director & Choreographer Kate Prince
Music & Lyrics Sting
Music Supervisor & New Arrangements Alex Lacamoire
Music Producer & Arranger Martin Terefe
Music Co-Producer & Mixer Oskar Winberg
Set Designer Ben Stones
Video Designer Andrzej Goulding
Costume Designer Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer David McEwan
Dramaturg Lolita Chakrabarti OBE
Associate Choreographer Lukas McFarlane

By Lolita Chakrabarti OBE

We live in a world where one person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution. In 2022 statistics show that over 100million people around the globe had been forced from their homes. More than thirty-two million of those people are refugees, and half of them are under eighteen years old.

We are confronted by stories of displacement every day – in newspapers, on television and on our streets. We regularly hear about migrants fleeing oppressive regimes, but the focus is often on the catastrophic political in-fighting and violence and we lose sight of the people affected.

Message In A Bottle is an imagined story about one family.

In a village in a country far away, the community live well and support each other. But when civil war breaks out this idyll of existence is devastated as the community is broken and homes destroyed. We follow the fortunes of a father, mother and their three teenage children – Leto, Mati and Tana – who face this brutal reality together. They are confronted with impossible choices in order to survive. They must leave their homeland and undertake a perilous journey to safer shores. Along the way they will be separated from each other and have to persevere alone.

Inspired by the passionate, evocative and iconic music of Sting – Message In A Bottle is a universal story of loss, fear, survival, hope and love.


Act 1

Desert Rose
I dream of love as time runs through my hand.

If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
There’d be nothing left for me to do….

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
I resolve to call her up, a thousand times a day, and ask her if she’ll marry me, in some old fashioned way

Fields Of Gold
Will you stay with me, will you be my love… as we lie in fields of gold.

King Of Pain
There’s a little black spot on the sun today.

If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one, drying in the colour of the evening sun, tomorrow’s rain will wash the stains away, but something in our minds will always stay.

Don’t Stand So Close To Me
To hurt they try and try

Invisible Sun
And they’re only going to change this place, by killing everybody in the human race… But I don’t even wanna die just yet, there has to be an invisible sun, that gives us hope when the whole day’s done.

As the wind blows, growing colder, against the sad boats, as we flee, anxious eyes, search in darkness, with the rising of the sea.

A Thousand Years
A million roads, a million fears, a million suns, ten million years of uncertainty.

Shadows In The Rain
I woke up in my clothes again this morning, I don’t know exactly where I am.

Every Breath You Take
Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace, I dream at night I can only see your face.

Message In A Bottle
Rescue me before I fall into despair… I’ll send an S.O.S. to the world.

Act 2

Spirits In The Material World
There is no political solution, to our troubled evolution.

If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free
If you want to keep something precious, you’ve got to lock it up and throw away the key

Brand New Day
I’m thinking in a brand new way…I’m starting up a brand new day.

Love Is The Seventh Wave
There is a deeper wave than this rising in the world.

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Don’t think me unkind, words are hard to find, they’re only cheques I’ve left unsigned, from the banks of chaos in my mind.

Walking On The Moon
Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon… We could walk forever… we could live together…walking on the moon.

Be Still My Beating Heart
Be still my beating heart, or I’ll be taken for a fool.

Englishman In New York
Be yourself, no matter what they say.

Shape Of My Heart
I’m not a man of too many faces, the mask I wear is one.

The Bed’s Too Big Without You
I can’t sleep with your memory, dreaming dreams of what used to be, when she left I was cold inside

You don’t have to put on the red light, those days are over, you don’t have to sell your body to the night.

So Lonely
And I can only play that part, and sit and nurse my broken heart.

Fields Of Gold
Will you stay with me, will you be my love among the fields of barley? We’ll forget the sun in this jealous sky as we lie in fields of gold.

The Empty Chair
If I should close my eyes, that my soul can see, and there’s a place at the table that you saved for me.

They Dance Alone
One day we’ll dance on their graves, one day we’ll sing our freedom, one day we’ll laugh in our joy, and we’ll dance.

All songs written by Sting
Co-writers: Cheb Mami (Desert Rose), Dominic Miller (Shape Of My Heart), Kipper (A Thousand Years), J. Ralph (The Empty Chair)
Steerpike (Overseas) Limited)/Magnetic Publishing Ltd administered by EMI Music Publishing Limited (Shape Of My Heart)
Steerpike (Overseas) Limited/M. Khelifati administered by EMI Music Publishing Limited/Delabel Editions (Desert Rose)
Steerpike (Overseas) Limited/Mark Eldridge administered by EMI Music Publishing Limited/Diverse Music (A Thousand Years)
Steerpike (Overseas) Limited/J. Ralph administered by EMI Music Publishing Limited/Tubby & The Spaniard Music Publishing, LLC

COMPANY (in alphabetical order)
Oliver Andrews, Lindon Barr, Deavion Brown, David Cottle, Harrison Dowzell, Nestor Garcia Gonzalez, Natasha Gooden, Lizzie Gough, Megan Ingram, Ajani Johnson-Goffe, Daniella May, Dylan Mayoral, Serena McCall, Lukas McFarlane, Nethra Menon, Robbie Ordona, Lara Renaud, Hannah Sandilands, Jessey Stol, Steven Thompson, Gavin Vincent, Malachi Welch

Director & Choreographer Kate Prince
Music & Lyrics Sting
Music Supervisor & New Arrangements Alex Lacamoire
Music Producer & Arranger Martin Terefe
Music Co-Producer & Mixer Oskar Winberg
Set Designer Ben Stones
Video Designer Andrzej Goulding
Costume Designer Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer David McEwan
Dramaturg Lolita Chakrabarti OBE
Associate Choreographer Lukas McFarlane
Music Associate & Additional Arrangements D.J. Walde
Assistant Choreographers Tommy Franzen, Lizzie Gough

Resident Director/Choreographer Lizzie Gough
Dance Captains Lindon Barr, Hannah Sandilands
Wardrobe Supervisor Miwa Mitsuhashi, Sabia Smith
Hair Stylist Tevae Humphreys, Bethan Owens

Company Stage Manager Marius Arnold-Clarke
Deputy Stage Manager Kayleigh Atkinson
Touring Production Manager Adam Smith
Touring Production Electrician/Relighter Joe Pilling
Head of Sound Simon Lambert
Head of Video Marc Lavallee
Head of Wardrobe Joanna Hunnisett
Deputy Head of Wardrobe Heather Cohen
Deputy Head of Lighting Alfie Sissons
Technical Swing Mim Evison
Wardrobe Assistant Firdest Karaca
Touring Physiotherapist Adam Lawrenson
Production Lighting Equipment supplied by White Light Ltd.


Vocals Sting
Drums Kristoffer Sonne
Electric Guitars Staffan Astner
Bass, Guitars & Keys Martin Terefe
Piano, Keys & Guitar Alex Lacamoire
Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals & Programming Oskar Winberg

Guest Vocalists
Lead Vocals (Fields Of Gold, Invisible Sun)
& If You Love Somebody Set Them Free) Beverley Knight
Lead Vocals (The Bed’s Too Big Without You) Lynval Golding
Lead Vocals (Don’t Stand So Close To Me) Claudia Georgette
Vocals (Inshallah & They Dance Alone) Shaneeka Simon
Vocals (Inshallah & Invisible Sun) Christella Litras

Additional Musicians
Bass John Garrison
Piano & Keys Nikolaj Tor
Percussion Daniel Freedman
Programming D.J. Walde
Drum Programming Noah Terefe

Glen Scott (choir leader), Christella Litras, Shaneeka Simon, Jermaine (Jaz)
Ellington, Chérie Johnson, Dylan Turner, Ellena Vincent, Cleveland Watkiss, Coretta Scott, Jack Vasiliou, Shean Williams, Denise Pearson, Laura Vasiliou

String Quartet
Violin Patrick Savage
Violin Shelley Britton
Viola Emma Owens
Cello Chris Fish

Saxophone Carlos Sosa
Trombone Raul Vallejo
Trumpet Fernando Castillo


Music Assistant to Alex Lacamoire & Additional Arrangements Isaac Hayward
New arrangements recorded at Kensaltown Studios & Eastcote Studios, London
Sting’s vocals produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, Martin Terefe
Recording Engineers Oskar Winberg, George Murphy
Assistant Engineer & Additional Engineering Sophie Ellis
Additional Assistant Engineers Clem Cherry, Jake Sewell & Max Margolis
Executive Assistant to Martin Terefe Julie Bateman
Financial & Back-Office Annie Benson
Music Copywork Stephanie Leah Evans
Assistant Stage Designer Rachel Wingate
Associate Lighting Designer Andy Purves
Associate Costume Designer Rose Montgomery
Props Supervisor Rosheen McNamee
Prop Maker Emma Hughes
Set Construction MDM
Props After Effects Animator Raphael Pimlott
3D Modeller Jay Wood
Video Programmer Jack Jewell
Video Production Engineer Dan Trenchard
Video Engineer Mike Samuel
Lighting Programmer Laura Howells
Production Electrician Doug Thomas-Currie
Production Electrician Joe Kirk
Rehearsal Sound Engineer Lizzie Arnold
Soundscape Consultant Andy Hockley (d&b audiotechnik UK)
Costume Supervisor Ilona Karas
Assistant Costume Supervisor Sabia Smith
Costume Intern Alisa Neu
Costume Makers Anna Barcock, Alice Brown, Roxy Cressy, Philip Engleheart, Pat Farmer, Rae Hildbrand, Chrissy Maddison, Pauline Cheney Parker, Elaine Pearson, Lucie Shilton, Jane Temple
Costume (Dyeing & Break-Down) Gabrielle Firth, Nicola Killeen
Costume (Textile Artwork & Break-Down) Arantza Vilas
Hair & Make-Up Susanna Peretz
Lighting Supplier SLX
Sound & Projection Supplier Stage Sound Services


For Sadler’s Wells

Artistic Director & Chief Executive Alistair Spalding CBE
Executive Producer Suzanne Walker
Head of Producing & Touring Bia Oliveira
Producer Hannah Gibbs
Assistant Producer Molly Jones
Head of Production Adam Carrée
Marketing Manager Sam McAuley, Jordan Archer
Marketing & Communications Coordinator Steven Lou
Head of Media & Communications Caroline Ansdell
Media Officer Laura Neil
Producing & Touring Trainee Izzy Billington

For Universal Music UK

Executive Producer Eliza Lumley

For ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

Founder & Artistic Director Kate Prince
Associate Artistic Director Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe
Executive Directors Flo Buckeridge & Chantal Spiteri
Executive Producer Sandra Castell Garcia
Producer Annie Taylor-Gooby
General Manager Sophie Cammack
Company Coordinator Jasmine Cox
Agency Manager Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus
Marketing & Communications Manager Frankie Stansfield


Artwork, Design, Advertising & Trailer AKA
Photography Helen Maybanks, Johan Persson, Uli Weber
Promotional Filming Stefan Demetriou (Globe Productions) & David Lopez-Edwards
Tour Booking (UK & International) Kayte Potter, Fiona Buffham & Rebecca Bose for Great Leap Forward:
Tour Booking (North America) Stephen Lindsay for The Road Company:
Cherrytree Music Company (Sting’s Management) Martin Kierszenbaum, Nicole VanGiesen, Meghan Johansson
Forge Ahead Media, Inc. (Sting PR) Tracy Bufferd
DawBell (Sting UK PR) Stu Bell, Dave Palmer
Physiotherapy Production Physio Therapy

US General Management Pemberley Productions
General Manager Tim Smith
General Manager Doreen Sayegh
Associate General Manager Annie Shea Graney
Tour Manager Florent Trioux
US Production Management Advisor What If We Productions
Consulting Producer Ken Greiner




Kate Prince is a director, writer and choreographer. She is also the Artistic Director of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company which she founded in 2002. Kate is an Associate Artist at both The Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells, where ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company is also a Resident Company.

In 2005 Sadler’s Wells commissioned the company’s first full-length work, Into the Hoods, conceived and directed by Kate. The show’s premiere in 2006 met with widespread critical acclaim and Into the Hoods went on to become the first hip hop dance show to transfer to the West End in 2008, after two critically successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Kate’s further work with ZooNation includes the Olivier nominated Sylvia (The Old Vic 2018 & 2023), the Olivier nominated Some Like It Hip Hop (The Peacock, 2011-13, 2019 and two UK tours), Groove on Down the Road (Southbank Centre, 2013-14), ZooNation: Unplugged
(Sadler’s Wells, 2013), The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio, 2014 and Roundhouse, 2016) and Into the Hoods: Remixed (The Peacock, 2015-16 and UK tour).

The company created special performances for Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations and for the Laurence Olivier Awards in 2011, creating new choreography for West Side Story with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
For TV, Kate’s credits include work for Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance, The Royal Variety Show, Top of the Pops, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away, CD:UK, Blue Peter, Strictly Dance Fever, Sport Relief, The Album Chart Show, Discomania and PopWorld.

Her film work includes choreography for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, StreetDance 3D and The Holloway Laundrette, which she wrote & directed for BAFTA/Channel 4.

Other theatre work includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie for Jonathan Butterell (Sheffield Crucible & West End, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer), Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk (National Theatre), Stephen Mear’s Shoes (Sadler’s Wells and The Peacock), I Can’t Sing: The X-Factor Musical (London Palladium) and A Mad World My Masters (Royal Shakespeare Company), both for Sean Foley.

With ZooNation she has also created choreography for sporting events, including the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Handover Ceremonies (2008), the Opening Ceremony of the Tour de France (2007) and the IOC opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics at the Royal Opera House.

In 2018, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company became an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity, in recognition of its mission to inspire the next generation of theatregoers and theatremakers.

Kate’s work has been nominated for five Olivier Awards, a Black British Theatre Award, a South Bank Sky Arts Award, a WhatsOnStage Award and two Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Kate has a Masters from the University of Edinburgh, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winchester and in 2019 Kate received an MBE for services to dance.

Kate’s proudest achievement is being Leo’s wife and Ella’s mum


Composer, singer, author, actor, and activist, Sting is one of the world’s most renowned and distinctive artists. Throughout his illustrious career, he has received 17 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination and has sold 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors as well as honorary Doctorate of Music degrees from Northumbria University (October 1992), Berklee College of Music (May 1994), University of Newcastle upon Tyne
(2006) and Brown University (2018). Sting, managed by The Cherrytree Music Company, has appeared in more than 15 films and authored two books, including The New York Times best-selling memoir, Broken Music. Sting’s latest album, The Bridge, showcases his prolific and diverse songwriting prowess. Representing various stages and styles from throughout his unrivaled career and drawing inspiration from genres including rock n’ roll, jazz, classical music and folk, the eclectic album features Sting’s quintessential sound on pop-rock tracks such as the album’s opening rock salvo “Rushing Water” and new indie-pop sounding “If It’s Love.” Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there.
Instagram: @theofficialsting
Twitter: @officialsting

ALEX LACAMOIRE (Music Supervisor & New Arrangements) is a four-time Grammy, three-time Tony, three-time Olivier, and Emmy award winner for his work on Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, In The Heights, and FX's mini-series Fosse/Verdon. Alex was also the recipient of a first-of-its-kind Kennedy Center Honors for his contribution to Hamilton. Other credits as music director, arranger, &/or orchestrator include: Sweeny Todd (2023 Broadway Revival), Bring It On, Wicked, Bat Boy, & Godspell. He served as the Executive Music Producer for the films: The Greatest Showman, In The
Heights, VIVO, Dear Evan Hansen, & Tick, Tick...Boom!

MARTIN TEREFE (Music Producer & Arranger) has been making music for over thirty years as an artist, songwriter, musician and producer. He is the owner of the legendary Eastcote and Kensaltown Studios in West London, and a founding member of the multi-disciplinary art collective Apparatjik.
Martin’s writing collaborations and productions have won multiple Grammy, Brit and Juno awards and in 2009 he was named one of the top 10 most successful music producers of hit songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. Martin has also been involved in the early careers and development of many artists.

OSKAR WINBERG (Music Co-Producer & Mixer) is a Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Stockholm, Sweden. Now living in London his work has resulted in multiple gold and platinum selling records with artists such as Shawn Mendes, Jason Mraz, Mike Posner, Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Paloma Faith, and Christina Aguilera. He is also involved in the development of new young artists such as BarlowLN, and recent breakout YUNGBLUD.

BEN STONES (Set Designer) is an Olivier award nominated stage designer who trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art. His designs now span theatre, dance, comedy, fashion and musicals. Sets and costume designs for dance include multiple productions for ZooNation including Some Like
It Hip Hop, Into The Hoods, The Mad Hatters Tea Party and Sylvia. Recent musical productions include She Loves Me, Miss Saigon, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the National Theatre, and Operation Mincemeat currently running at the Fortune Theatre in Londons West End.

ANDRZEJ GOULDING (Video Designer) is an award winning Video and Set Designer. Video Designs include: Life of Pi; &Juliet (Broadway); Sylvia; Eureka Day; The Time Traveller’s Wife; People, Places and Things; The Drifters Girl, The Unfriend, The Girl On The Train, Coriolanus, Henry
V and Groundhog Day (West End); Da Vinci Code, The Unreturning (UK Tour); Miss Saigon (Sheffield Crucible). With over 20 award nominations his award wins include a Tony Award, Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Broadway World Award, UK Theatre Award and a Whatsonstage Award.

ANNA FLEISCHLE (Costume Designer) is an Olivier award-winning, Tony nominated scenic and costume designer. Her recent work includes: The Pillowman (West End), The Collaboration (Broadway), Death of a Salesman (Broadway, West End), 2:22 A Ghost Story (West End, Ahmanson LA, Melbourne), Much Ado about Nothing (National), Hangmen (Broadway, West End – Tony Award Nominee, Winner of Olivier Award For Best Set Design, Critic’s Circle Award ‘Best Designer’, Evening Standard Award ‘Best Design); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End/ UK tour/ LA); Home I’m Darling (National/West End - Olivier Award Nominee for Set Design and Best Costume Design).

NATASHA CHIVERS (Lighting Designer) is a London-based lighting designer with over 20 years of experience. Her recent work in theatre includes Hills of California (West End), Peaky Blinders (Rambert), Prima Facie, 1984 (West End/ Broadway), Enemy of People (The Armoury, New York),Judas (Internationaal Theater, Amsterdam), Blood Wedding (Young Vic), The Doctor (Almeida), Sylvia (The Old Vic); The Antipodes, Sunset at the Villa Thalia and Statement of Regret (National Theatre). Recent awards include the Drama Desk Award and nominations for Tony and Olivier Awards (Prima Facie).

DAVID MCEWAN (Sound Designer) is a Music Producers Guild Award winner, sound designer, engineer, composer and music producer. A London-based Australian, his career spans 30 years with accomplishments across television, cinema, theatre, dance, and music production. David’s latest
producer album credits include 2022’s ‘Anomaly’ by Jasdeep Singh Degun, released on Peter Gabriel’s Realworld Records. Previous collaborations include Nitin Sawhney, Cirque Du Soleil, Jeff Beck, Natasha Bedingfield, Garou, Yeast Culture, The London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, The Metropole Orchestra, Warner Music, Sony Music and Universal Music. Message In A Bottle is David’s fourth collaboration with Sadler’s Wells.

LOLITA CHAKRABARTI OBE (Dramaturg) is an actress and playwright. Her play Red Velvet opened at the Tricycle Theatre, London, transferred to St Ann’s Warehouse, New York and London’s West End, earning her Most Promising Playwright awards from the Critics Circle and Evening Standard. Lolita adapted Booker Prize winning novel Life of Pi for the stage, which won 5 Olivier’s in the West End including Best New Play, 3 Tony’s on Broadway and 4 UK Theatre awards. Her adaptation of Hamnet opened at the RSC and transferred to London’s West End in 2023. Other writing credits include Hymn and Invisible Cities.

D.J. WALDE (Music Associate & Additional Arrangements) is an award nominated composer, musician, consultant, DJ and performer from West London. Work for ZooNation includes Sylvia, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Some Like It Hip Hop, and Into the Hoods. Other recent credits include: As Composer & Music Supervisor - Stranger Things - The First Shadow (Netflix/Sonia Friedman Productions); As Composer - All’s Well That Ends Well (Royal Shakespeare Company); Our Generation (National Theatre);
As Musical Director - Hymn (Almeida Theatre); As Consultant - Peaky Blinders (Rambert). In 2012, he DJ’d in front of a worldwide audience for the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.

LUKAS MCFARLANE (Associate Choreographer & Dancer) is a Creative/Choreographer from Canada who became a UK household name when he won television competition show ‘Got to Dance’ at 19 years old. He has since curated a lustrous career working with artists such as Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, & Pink, brands like GAP and UNIQLO, and on shows including ‘The X Factor’, ‘The Voice’ and Netflix’s ‘Dance Monsters’. Recent works include upcoming film “Apartment 7A” where he worked closely with actress Julia Garner, as well as the ‘Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations’ and ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ where he was show choreographer for both.

TOMMY FRANZÉN (Assistant Choreographer) won a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for his roles in ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop and Russell Maliphant’s The Rodin Project. Tommy’s nominations include a South Bank Sky Arts Breakthrough Award and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. Tommy was runner up on the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance. Films include Harry Potter 4, Mamma Mia 1 & 2, Aladdin, Cats, Tomorrow Morning, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Snow White. Tommy has been choreographing on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing since 2018. He is currently Assistant Choreographer on Burlesque the

LIZZIE GOUGH (Assistant Choreographer, Resident Director/Choreographer, Dancer) was a finalist on BBC’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ UK 2010. She is a choreographer and mentor on BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, 4 seasons of ‘Dance Dance Dance’ ITV, STV, RTL and currently Movement Director for BBC ‘Gladiators’. Lizzie has also choreographed commercials such as Just Eat, Virgin Mobile, Samsung, Vodaphone to name a few. As a performer her TV work includes ‘The Voice’, ‘Eurovision’, ‘Brits Awards,’ ‘The X Factor’, European Stadium / Live Tours with Take That, Zara Larsson and Theatre shows such as Some like it Hip Hop, Mad Hatters Tea Party, Swanlake Reloaded and Blaze.


OLIVER ANDREWS trained at Urdang Academy. He made his professional theatre debut in the production of Message in a Bottle in 2021 and followed that with a number of commercial appearances including the Joy Awards in Riyadh, The Voice (ITV), the MTV EMA Awards in Dusseldorf. A standout performance credit was being involved in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party outside Buckingham Palace in June 2022 and for Kylie at the Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester 2023.

LINDON BARR is a British Choreographer, Dance Artist and Lecturer. He is also the Artistic Director of his own Award Winning Hip Hop Dance Company ‘Elementz Entertainment’. Lindon’s performance credits include London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Jesus Christ Superstar, Thriller Live (West End), Some Like It Hip Hop and Into The Hoods: Remixed.

DEAVION BROWN is a Dancer from South Wales. Graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2019. Deavion joined the closing cast of Thriller Live and played a featured role in the recent “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie” Movie rendition of the West End show. He is incredibly
excited and grateful to be returning to the stage for this production.

DAVID COTTLE has trained in hip hop, popping, breaking, and has taught workshops with his own stylised choreography all around the world. His credits include Ed Sheeran, JUNGLE, Christine & The Queens, BTS, Emeli Sande, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Google, ENO, and more.

HARRISON DOWZEL trained at the Rollo Academy and Performers College. At the age of 12 he played the role of Billy Elliot in the West End. After graduating college, Harrison joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. He has appeared in Romeo and Juliet, The Red Shoes, Spitfire for BBC’s Dancing Nation, The Nutcracker! and The Car Man. Other credits include Message In A Bottle (UK and European tour 2021) The Royal Variety Show, Sunday Night At The Palladium, Vogue World, MTV EMA awards dancing for David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and Gayle. Emma Buntons Christmas tour 2022. Take That, BST Hyde Park.

NESTOR GARCIA GONZALEZ is a Mexican b-boy and dancer, working for the last 13 year in shows including Michael Jackson Tribute and Urban Fantasy Show in Riviera Maya and Cancun Mexico. He was a finalist of the Dance Elite Championships UK as a soloist. He’s worked with ZooNation and Tumbellina International in Germany, Scotland, London's Royal Albert Hall, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and CPG concepts Barcelona's Olympic Stadium. Nestor has also featured in TV and film, including Strictly Come Dancing. Men In Black and Matilda.

NATASHA GOODEN has started in West end productions such as ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’, ‘Into the Hoods Remixed’ - Zoonation Dance Company, International tour with Boy Blue Entertainment, - ‘Blak Whyte Gray’. She has also choreographed productions at the Royal court theatre Liverpool - The Scouse jack and the beanstalk, Bongo Bingo. As a performer her TV work includes Got To Dance Finalists with female crew Boadicea, The Lodge (Disney Channel), Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012, ITV X Factor, BBC Strictly Come Dancing.

MEGAN INGRAM Graduated from Bird College in 2018 and trained with Company Jinks and Marshon Dance Company. Her credits include: Zoonation: Mixtape, Sadbook by 201 Dance Company, Emerge & See, Message In A Bottle, If it’s Love – Sting (music video), Bennie and the Jets
– Elton John (music video), Rehearsal Dancer (Marvel), Ensemble in Aladdin (Darlington Hippodrome), Alternative Hair Show Anne Veck (Catwalk), Choreographer Hideaway – Esther Turner (music video).

AJANI JOHNSON-GOFFE is a performer, choreographer and teacher based in London. He is a graduate of Brit School for Performing Arts and London Contemporary Dance School. Productions include Riverdance’s Heartbeat Of Home Avant Garde Dance Company’s The Black Album ReImagined and Boy Blue Entertainments production REDD. He has toured internationally with FKA twigs and Years and Years and performed at the Brit Awards 2019 with Dua Lipa.

CHARLOTTE LEE is a London-based dancer, graduated Bird College in 2020. Her recent professional credits include working for various artists on the Brits, performing on The Voice Kids UK and at The Joy Awards in Saudi Arabia. She has also featured in music videos, live performances and
international work. Making her debut as part of a full show cast, she is thrilled to be fulfilling one of her childhood dreams.

DANIELLA MAY trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and The London Contemporary Dance School. Her working credits include Idris Elba's and Kwame Kwei-Armah's 'Tree' at the Young Vic, West End production and international tour of Stomp. She has danced on the BBC, Channel 4, Hulu, Netflix, and with other companies such as Southpaw Dance Company, Grounded Movement, Uchenna Dance, Tavaziva Dance, and many more.

DYLAN MAYORAL has worked as a dancer for the last 18 years, performing at prestigious venues around the UK such as The Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, O2 Arena, and Peacock Theatre. He has worked with some of the biggest artists in the world including Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Fergie, Martin Jensen, and BTS. He has taught in 39 countries worldwide, delivering his own choreography and sharing his theories behind movement and art.

SERENA MCCALL trained in Scotland with the Scottish Ballet and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Royal Ballet Associate scheme in Newcastle. She then moved to Birmingham where she trained at Elmhurst Ballet School then graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary in London in 2023. She has worked with Royal Ballet soloist Marcelino Sambe for ‘An Evening with Hermes’ for the release of their new Brides De Gala Scarf, she also worked with choreographer Ricky Jinks for the watch brand Breitling during New York Fashion Week, where she was lead dancer and dance captain.

NETHRA MENON started dancing at the age of 3, under the tutelage of Shiamak Davar. Her stint in India included working in Bollywood films and performing at the Filmfare Awards. Subsequently she studied dance at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and graduated in 2023. She has
performed at the Eurovision Opening Ceremony with Zara Larsson, the Boomtown Festival with Eva Lazarus and the Saudi Games Opening Ceremony. Nethra continued her training with Company Jinks and Boy Blue Entertainment, who she performed with at Dancer’s Delight.

ROBBIE ORDONA is a mixed Filipino performer, choreographer and teacher from London. Robbie trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) until 2019. Performance credits include Breathless Puppets By Akram Khan and Naanman Azhari, Ina-Ama by Jason Mabana, Everybody's Talking about Jamie (The,Movie), P!NK (The BRIT Awards), Used To Be Blonde by Sharon Eyal (NYDC) and various performances with Company Jinks.

LARA RENAUD is a Canadian contemporary ballet dancer, trained at The School of Dance (Ottawa) and Alberta National Ballet (Calgary) before moving to Europe and graduating in the contemporary ballet program at Dance Area in Geneva. She performed across Europe with Area Jeune Ballet and cie Janssens Mandorino, and appeared in music videos and TV programs in Canada, US and Switzerland.

HANNAH SANDILANDS is a Scottish dancer graduated from West College Scotland. She has worked closely with Associate Choreographer Lukas McFarlane as her mentor for the past seven years. She appeared in the film adaptation Everybody’s Talking about Jamie: The Movie. She also
featured on The Greatest Dancer Season 1 as a member of Company Jinks.

JESSEY STOL is a Dutch professional dancer who graduated from Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts. After graduating, she worked with various companies in The Netherlands. She then went to London where she started to work with Botis Seva’s company Far From The Norm, before
joining the cast of Message In A Bottle.

STEVEN THOMPSON started his professional career at 19 when he booked 'Thriller Live' on the West End. Steven has danced for several world class artists and worked on three feature films including Netflix’s film 'Jingle Jangle' and series 'Dance 100'. He has also worked with: Google, Adidas, Universal, Emirates Airlines, X Factor, UEFA, MTV EMA's, Brit Awards, Reebok, Radio 1 Teen Awards, The Voice & more.

GAVIN VINCENT is a multidisciplinary dance and movement artist. With a strong background in Breaking, he is a veteran crew member of The Soul Mavericks, achieving multiple UK and European championship titles. His Credits include The Bregenz Festival Production of Rigoletto, Zhang Yimou’s
Apologue 2047, Studio City’s Elékron, and with companies including Wired Aerial Theatre, Southpaw Dance Company, and various Netflix productions. As a movement director Gavin has created his own work, collaborating closely with Breakin’ Convention and has designed movement for 2 Gents theatre, Gorilla Circus, Theatre Témoin, and Cirque Bijou.

MALACHI WELCH trained at the Brit School. He has performed in the West End’s The Lion King, Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies, Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, and most recently the Olivier Award-winning productions of TRAPLORD and Sylvia. He has worked with Interlude Dance, Boy Blue Entertainment, ZooNation The Kate Prince Company and Rebirth Dance, alongside the guidance from Kymberlee Jay.


Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation based in London committed to the making of dance, with over three centuries of theatrical heritage. 

Since 2005, Sadler's Wells has created award-winning dance works, co-productions and touring projects in collaboration with its portfolio of Associate Artists, as well as international dance companies and partners. These include Russell Maliphant's multi-award-winning production PUSH with Sylvie Guillem; Crystal Pite's Polaris with Thomas Ades; Gravity Fatigue, directed by fashion designer Hussein Chalayan; Sutra by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and sculptor Antony Gormley; Michael Keegan-Dolan's Swan Lake / Loch na hEala; productions by Carlos Acosta's company Acosta Danza; Natalia Osipova's Pure
Dance; Botis Seva's BLKDOG and William Forsythe's multi-award-winning A Quiet Evening of Dance.

Sadler's Wells plays a significant role in the development of dance, bringing innovative and inspiring works to worldwide audiences. In the last 15 years, the organisation has created 64 productions that have been enjoyed by over two million people. Sadler's Wells productions have toured to some of the most prestigious theatres and festivals around the world, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Lincoln Center's White Light Festival in New York, the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and the Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Moscow.

In 2020, Sadler’s Wells premiered Message In A Bottle, a Sadler's Wells and Universal Music UK production by Kate Prince, based on the songs of Sting. In 2021 The Rite of Spring and common ground[s] received its world premiere, in partnership with the Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables.

"If you could pick up a dance piece, turn it inside out and look at the label, the words 'Made at Sadler's Wells' would be a guarantee of quality. Since 2005, the north London theatre has been a hotbed of dance creativity, commissioning and supporting some of the world's finest choreographers to make work”. The Scotsman

Universal Music UK

Universal Music is the UK’s leading music company, home to successful artists from across the musical spectrum. Alongside the labels Polydor, Decca, Island, EMI, Capitol and 0207 Def Jam, its businesses include Abbey Road, the world’s most famous recording studio, and Mercury Studios, a music-first content studio.

Universal Music UK is passionate about nurturing and inspiring the next generation of talent and is a founding partner of East London Arts & Music (ELAM), the free school for 16-19-year-olds set up in 2014 by Will Kennard – one half of EMI artists Chase & Status – with a mission to increase access routes into the creative industries. In 2020, the company also launched its Creative Differences project, led by the publication of the first handbook for
embracing neurodiversity in the creative industries.

Universal Music UK is a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audio-visual content. Featuring the most comprehensive catalogue of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world.

Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms, and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. For more information, visit


ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

Founded in 2002, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company is a female-led charity that provides opportunities, support and inspiration for young people and professionals extensively across the UK. Over the past 20 years, ZooNation has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to
diversity, equality and future talent. ZooNation’s hope has always been to inspire the next generation of both theatregoers and theatre makers. ZooNation run an extensive national programme of youth engagement and talent development, working with different communities and young artists to increase their skills, knowledge and confidence.

ZooNation is proud to be a Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells and an Associate Company at Birmingham Hippodrome and Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. ZooNation Youth Company is a Resident Company at the Southbank Centre and Kate Prince is an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and The Old Vic. The company joined Arts Council England’s National Portfolio in 2018.

ZooNation’s production portfolio includes:

Into the Hoods
Originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells in 2006, the Olivier nominated production opened at the Novello Theatre in the West End in 2008, produced by Phil McIntyre. Into the Hoods became both the longest running dance show and the first Hip Hop dance show to play in West End history. It re-tells classic fairy tales in ZooNation’s trademark innovative style – combining both comedy and dance.

Some Like It Hip Hop
Created in 2011, the Olivier nominated production is a story of love, mistaken identity and female revolution.

Groove on Down the Road
Commissioned by Southbank Centre in 2013, the production champions the importance of creative subjects in the classroom and puts ZooNation’s unique twist on the story of The Wizard of Oz.

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Commissioned by The Royal Ballet in 2015 and performed at both the Linbury Theatre and the Roundhouse, this dance adventure reinvents Lewis Carroll’s story to explore perceptions of mental illness.

Commissioned by The Old Vic in 2008 and 2023, the Olivier winning Sylvia combines dance, hip-hop, soul and funk to shed new light on the remarkable story of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights and the price her family paid for their political convictions.