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The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Performances: 4 - 24 September 2024, The Royal Opera House

Tickets on sale 10th July 2024 (General release)

It’s back! Don’t miss the highly anticipated return of the acclaimed ZooNation production The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre this autumn, marking a decade since its original debut.

ZooNation is thrilled to be reviving this ZooNation classic with director Kate Prince at the helm, who reimagines Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland into a Hip Hop infused tea party like no other.

The Queen of Hearts has anger issues, Alice is confused about just how big or small her body actually is. The Mad Hatter, suffering from mercury poisoning, never wants to stop having tea! Ernest has his work cut out for him at his new job. He is tasked to fix people who have been locked away for not being ‘normal’. As he gets closer to his patients, Ernest realises: what’s so great about being ‘normal’ anyway?

This energetic family-friendly production encourages us to embrace our differences and the things that make us who we are. Kate worked with her frequent collaborators Josh Cohen and D.J. Walde to create original music on top of the narrative.

4th – 24th September 2024, Royal Opera House, (London)
*Strictly limited run*

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Message In A Bottle screening & live Q&A with Kate Prince

Performances: 30 May 2024, Lewes Depot

Dance sensation Message In A Bottle is hitting the big screen. To celebrate, join us for a Live Q&A session with the brilliant mind behind it all – Kate Prince, Founder and Artistic Director of ZooNation. Dive into the creative process and discover how Kate brought the magic of this stunning stage production to life on film.

Thursday May 30th, 7:20pm

Distributed by Royal Opera House
Message In A Bottle is Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music Production with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

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Icon Theatre, ZooNation and Amina Khayyam Dance Company present Ghost Ships

Performances: 25 - 28 September 2024, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Icon Theatre, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Amina Khayyam Dance Company present Ghost Ships

The stories you’ve never been told…

ZooNation are excited to be a part of this major theatrical event from award-winning Icon Theatre, which recharts the history of Chatham Dockyard, asking who owns our history and what stories should we tell?

Featuring ZooNation’s captivating signature styles, and powerful Kathak from Amina Khayyam Dance Company, original live music, and the choral power of a monumental community ensemble, Ghost Ships tells the true and untold stories of the extraordinary people who built and sailed the ships of Chatham Dockyard around the world.

Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 September 2024
The Historic Dockyard Chatham

**Strictly limited run**

£15 Adults / £12 Child / Group Rates Available

Ages Guidance 
Age Guidance 10+ (parental guidance advised). 

Running Time
80 Minutes (Approx.) 

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ZooNation Youth Company to return to Royal Opera House’s Next Generation Festival

Performances: 29 June 2024, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Sat 29th June, performances at 2:30pm & 7pm

This summer, ZooNation Youth Company are back at the Royal Festival Hall with an electrifying performance showcasing brand new work by choreographer Chaldon Williams (known for ‘Traplord’ and Founder of dance collective ‘Tribe Wayz’).

This fresh commission for the Next Generation Festival unites the UK’s most talented young Hip Hop artists from ZooNation, promising a dynamic celebration of Hip Hop styles in a slick and bold performance.

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Choreo Lounge – Two Day Festival with ZooNation’s Associate Artistic Director

A new two day festival for both established and emerging movement makers! Join ZooNation’s Associate Artistic Director Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe to discover and develop your creative process.

Produced by Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe and Sharleen Ferrol with support from Steady Steadman, Impact Dance and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

Day 1: Wednesday 27th March, 11am – 4pm
For new and emerging artists to take part in: 
– Creation conversations
– Process breakout workshop
– Starting my own work, panel discussion

Day 2: Thursday 28th March, 11am – 4pm
For mid career and established artists to take part in: 
– Creative conversations
– Your main idea breakout workshop
– Creative mindset masterclass
– What’s next for my work, panel discussion

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