Image of The Last Ship, with Richard Fleeshman

Sting’s The Last Ship sets sail on UK Tour

The critically acclaimed show The Last Ship, with original lyrics and music by Sting, has arrived in Liverpool and is likely to draw the crowds following a sell-out run of four weeks at Newcastle’s Northern Stage.

Initially inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences and the 1991 album The Soul Cages, The Last Ship is blessed with a Tony-nominated original score that complements Sting’s lyrics.

The show explores the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear with the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard, and tells the story of a community.

With astounding projections by 59 Productions (check the recently released trailer), the production is directed by Lorne Campbell, artistic direction of Northern Stage.

Joe McGann – best known for TV series The Upper Hand, and most recently seen in leads the cast along side Coronation Street’s Richard Fleeshman, Emmerdale’s Charlie Hardwick and Frances McNamee (Big Fish, The Other Palace).

The cast also includes Michael Blair, Joe Caffrey, Annie Grace, Sean Kearns, Katie Moore, Charlie Richmond, Parisa Shahmir, Kevin Wathen, James William-Pattison, Penelope Woodman, Matt Corner, Susan Fay, Marvin Ford and Orla Gormley.

This passionate new musical from Sting, who has won multiple Grammy Awards during his career, contains much loved songs such as When We Dance, Island of Souls and All This Time.

The Last Ship has all the right ingredients for a performance to remember.

The Last Ship will call at the Liverpool Playhouse from 9-14 April 2018, before playing dates in Birmingham, Northampton, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and will conclude on 7 July 2018 in Salford.

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