Review: Last Ship at The Lowry

Last night Kirsty went along to see The Last Ship at The Lowry.

“The Last Ship – a musical written by Sting set in a Newcastle shipyard in the late ’80s. Strange subject to write a musical about I thought but I actually enjoyed it.  It was a sometimes gritty, sometimes comical and sometimes sad portrayal of the last few weeks  of a shipyard on the edge of closure,  in a time of strikes and unions and the impact it had. Occasionally political with a rousing speech at the end about regaining what’s ours ie the NHS (ironical seeing as Sting lives in America).


A cast led by Joe McGann and Richard Fleeshman ( Although key members of the cast had been replaced so I am unsure who some parts were played by) performed very well and drew me into the story.  Would I recommend it? Yes, it’s a good, rousing night out.
The Last Ship runs at The Lyric Theatre at The Lowry until Saturday 7th July.
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