Sting's The Last Ship to sail into Glasgow in 2018

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 The Last Ship – the acclaimed musical by the internationally renowned musician Sting – is to play in Glasgow next summer. It will run at Theatre Royal from Monday 18 until Saturday 23 June.

The production, which will star British singer-songwriter Jimmy Nail, has a Tony-nominated original score and lyrics composed by Sting.

Tickets are on sale to ATG Theatre Card holders now and go on general sale this Friday (3 Nov).

The Last Ship is inspired by Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages and his own childhood experiences. It 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. With original music and lyrics by StingThe Last Ship also features a few of his best-loved songs Island of Souls, All This Time and When We Dance.

When Gideon Fletcher returns home after seventeen years at sea, tensions between past and future flare in both his family and his 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.

Directed by Lorne Campbell, the artistic director of Northern Stage, with set design by the Tony Award-winning 59 Productions, 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.

This is the proud story of when the last ship sails.

Further casting to be announced.

The Last Ship
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Monday 18-Saturday 23 June 2018
Mon-Sat eves, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat mat, 2.30pm
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