"The Last Ship" starring Sting and featuring original music and lyrics by the multiple Grammy Award winner, makes its regional premiere at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul for two weeks, April 8 – 19, 2020, as part of an international tour.
Sting was in town Sunday afternoon to talk to Twin Cities media about the upcoming production.
Insight News founder and editor-in-chief interviewed Sting after his intimate cameo concert, where he performed four songs from the musical and delighted the 150 or so people in attendance with the backstory to the musical, and, in Sting fashion, talked about the musical as a backstory to the universal fight for justice, dignity and equality.
Inspired by his 1991 album “The Soul Cages” and his own childhood experiences,
"The Last Ship" tells the story of a community devastated by the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard and subsequent demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear, England.
"The Last Ship" will also have engagements in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre; San Francisco at SHN’s Golden Gate Theatre; Washington D.C. at the National Theatre and Detroit at the Detroit Opera House.Tickets for "The Last Ship" $75 - $157.
Sting stars as shipyard foreman Jackie White.