Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto

The Canadian Premiere of Sting's acclaimed musical, THE LAST SHIP starring and featuring original music and lyrics by multiple Grammy Award' winner Sting is now on stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre through March 24, 2019.

Sting will star as shipyard foreman, Jackie White. The cast also includes: Frances McNamee (Meg Dawson), Oliver Savile (Gideon Fletcher), Jackie Morrison (Peggy White), Marc Akinfolarin (Adrian Sanderson), Joe Caffrey (Billy Thompson), Orla Gormley (Mrs. Dees), Annie Grace (Baroness Tynedale), Sean Kearns (Freddy Newlands & Old Joe), Sophie Reid (Ellen Dawson), Jade Sophia Vertannes (Young Meg), Kevin Wathen (Davey Harrison), and Barney Wilkinson (Young Gideon). Rounding out the cast are: Philip Childs, Susan Fay, Rebecca Gilhooley, Tom Parsons and James William-Pattison.

The limited six-week engagement of THE LAST SHIP began performances February 9 and will play through March 24, 2019 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre and is part of the 2018/19 Mirvish Subscription Season.

The Last Ship, which was initially inspired by Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages and his own childhood experiences, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear, with the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard.

When a sailor named 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 the community has always revolved, is closing and no-one knows what will come next, only that a half-built ship towers over the terraces. 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.

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. The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting as well as a few of his best-loved songs; Island of Souls, All This Timeand When We Dance. It is the proud story of when the last ship sails.

The show is directed by Lorne Campbell, the artistic director of Northern Stage and has set design by the Tony Award-winning 59 Productions- team behind the video design for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The Last Ship has a new book by Lorne Campbell, original book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, orchestrations by Rob Mathes, musical direction by Richard John, costume design by Molly Einchcomb, movement direction by Lucy Hind, lighting design by Matt Daw and sound design by Seb Frost. Other members of the creative team are dramaturg and associate director Selma Dimitrijevic, casting director Beth Edenand associate musical director (U.K.) Sam Sommerfeld.

The Last Ship is produced by Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker.

For tickets and more visit www.mirvish.com.

Photos by Cylla von Tiedemann

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Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Sting and the cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Sting and the cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Sting and the cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Sting and the cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Jackie Morrison and Sting in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
The cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Sting and the cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Oliver Savile and Sting in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Frances McNamee and Oliver Savile in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Frances McNamee and Oliver Savile in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
The cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Kevin Wathen, Marc Akinfolarin and Oliver Savile in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Marc Akinfolarin and Kevin Wathen in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Joe Caffrey, Sting and Sean Kearns in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Oliver Savile and Sean Kearns in THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Sting and the cast of THE LAST SHIP

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sting In THE LAST SHIP In Toronto
Sting in THE LAST SHIP



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