The Last Ship written by renowned musician Sting comes to Birmingham
New Alexandra Theatre
16.04.2018 - 21.04.2018
The UK and Ireland premiere of acclaimed musical, The Last Ship written by internationally renowned musician Sting will be coming to New Alexandra Theatre.
Inspired by Sting’s 1991 album The Soul Cages and his own childhood experiences, The Last Ship tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, with the closure of the town’s Swan Hunter shipyard.
The musical follows a sailor named Gideon Fletcher who returns home after seventeen years at sea to tensions between past and future faliure in both his family and town. The local shipyard, around which Wallsend has always revolved, is closing and no-one knows what will come next, only that a half-built ship towers over the terraces. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.
This personal, political and passionate new musical from multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, is an epic account of a family, a community and a great act of defiance. The Last Ship features a TONY-nominated original score with music and lyrics by Sting as well as a few of his best-loved songs; Island of Souls, All This Time and When We Dance.
The musical will be landing at New Alexandra Theatre from 16 April – 21st April.
Tickets cost £15-£47*. Purchase yours here