The Last Ship
The Last Ship tells the story of a ship-building town and its people. Gideon Fletcher, a sailor, returns home from half-a-lifetime at sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos. The yard is closing and no one knows what will come next. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie White and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm. Sting's personal, political and passionate musical comes home to Newcastle, in an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance.
Approximate runtime 122minutes.
Age Advisory: 12+Performers Joe McGann (Jackie White), Richard Fleeshman (Gideon Fletcher), Charlie Hardwick (Peggy White), Frances McNamee (Meg Dawson), Michael Blair (Yard Worker), Joe Caffrey (Billy Thompson), Matt Corner (Young Gideon/Yard Worker), Marvin Ford (Ferryman/Yard Worker), Orla Gormley (Cathleen/Yard Worker), Annie Grace (Mrs Dees), Sean Kearns (Freddy Newland/Old Joe), Katie Moore (Ellen Dawson), Charlie Richmond (Adrian Sanderson), Parisa Shahmir (Young Meg), Kevin Wathen (Davey Harrison), Penelope Woodman (Baroness Tynedale).
Music Sting. Producer Northern Stage (in association with Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker). Director Lorne Campbell.
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