• The Last Ship

Event Details

Mon 25 Jun - Sat 30 Jun

Time: 7.30pm | matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday

Running Time: 3 hours including interval

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: £32.50 - £15

Age Recommendations: 12+

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Music & Lyrics by: Sting

Directed by: Lorne Campbell

Cast: Charlie Hardwick, Richard Fleeshman, Joe McGann, Frances McNamee

The Last Ship

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 York Theatre Royal.

Lead 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

"An electrifyingly powerful and unashamedly political tour de force." ★★★★★ The Stage

"A stirring musical. Some of the most thrilling choral writing  I’ve heard in a British musical." ★★★★ Michael Billington, The Guardian

"Truly amazing." ★★★★ The Telegraph

"Riveting stuff. Poignant and powerful." - Mirror

"An impressive piece of theatre." ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

"Powerful, moving and deeply stirring." ★★★★ Chronicle Live

★★★★ What's On Stage

  • Full cast of The Last Ship (c) Pamela Raith
  • Joe McGann as Jackie White +Charlie Hardwick as Peggy White
  • Richard Fleeshman as Gideon Fletcher
  • The Last Ship Frances McNamee as Meg Dawson
  • Matt Corner as young Gideon and Parisa Shahmir as young Meg
  • The Full Cast of The Last Ship (c) Pamela Raith

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