The Last Ship 2018-03-22T15:27:09+00:00

Project Description

Steel in the stockyard, Iron in the soul, we’ll conjure up a ship where there used to be a hole

Northern Stage,

Sting’s musical, The Last Ship, finally returns to its home town of Newcastle. Re-written and re-designed for its UK premier, the show is brought to life by the set and video designs of 59 Productions.

Set during the Thatcher years, this political and passionate musical tells the story of Giddeon, a sailor returning home to Wallsend after 17 years away. He soon discovers 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.

The Last Ship opens at Northern Stage on the 12th March 2018 and then heads on a tour throughout the UK.

Northern Stage Opening Date

12 March 2018

Northern Stage Closes

7th April 2018
Book Tickets


Music & Lyrics by


Writer & Director

Lorne Campbell


Karl Sydow

Northern Stage

Matt Runham

PW Productions

Iain Gillie

Movement Director

Lucy Hind

Musical Director

Richard John

Set & Video Design

59 Productions

Costume Designer

Molly Einchcomb

Lighting Designer

Matt Daw

Sound Designer

Seb Frost

59 Team

Design Director

Leo Warner

Set Designer

Jenny Melville

Video Designer

Nicol Scott


Rebecca Collis

Assistant Designer

Matthew Taylor


Jarek Radecki, David Curtis

Assistant Set Designer

Khushali Chawda

Video Programmer

Ben Pearcy

Video System Designer

Max Spielbichler