After a receiving widespread critical acclaim and Five Star Reviews at its official opening in Newcastle’s Northern Stage, The Last Ship sets sail on a UK and Ireland Tour and will be stopping off at the New Alex Birmingham.
Led by a brilliant ensemble cast including Richard Fleeshman, Charlie Hardwick, Joe McGann and Frances McNamee, this show features a moving and heartfelt story of love, life and hope. This personal musical inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, shows the collective defiance of a community facing the demise of the shipbuilding industry alongside a poignant and moving romantic tale of childhood sweethearts and the adults they grew up to become.
Featuring an awe-inspiring and impressive set by Olivier-nominated 59 Productions, The Last Ship is the UK and Ireland premiere of Sting’s heartfelt and empowering new musical.
Image: St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Designed by Joseph Nuttgens in 2006 in celebration of Newcastle’s industrial heritage.
Photograph: Peter Loud
Please note Sting will not be performing in this production.