The Last Ship wows Merseyside at the Playhouse Theatre...

April 10, 2018

The Last Ship berthed at Liverpool's Playhouse theatre on Monday for a week, its first port of call since leaving Northern Stage where it completed a sold out four week run last weekend. It appears to have wowed the Merseyside reviewers garnering a bunch of four and five star reviews...

"The audience reaction at the end could well have been the most enthusiastic I’ve ever witnessed. Catch this ship before it sails – it’s tremendous."
- Merseysider magazine


"I haven't been this moved by any new musical since I first saw Blood Brothers 30 years ago on this very same stage. It is simply stunning in every aspect... a monumental musical"
- The Wirral Globe


 "It really is a phenomenal piece of theatre, with an all important winning formula of; a fantastic score, a spellbinding cast and the most beautiful captivating plot."
- NorthWestEnd


 "We all know Sting can write a good tune but he’s surpassed himself with this show. The songs are lovingly, expertly crafted – a songsmith at the top of his game. And the performances…what can I say? Every single one of them was bang on the button."
- Good News Liverpool


 "Part love story, part working class ballad, part call to arms, The Last Ship will resonate deeply with Liverpool audiences only too familiar with its themes."
- The Liverpool Echo


 "Pride, self-worth, heritage and hope come together to the beat of the riveter’s hammer, thumped out in impressive and passionate unison by the ensemble."
- Arts City Liverpool

posted by PhilWardle
The Last Ship in Liverpool - wow!
Magnificent. A real triumph. I've just returned from seeing The Last Ship at the Liverpool Playhouse. It was a thoroughly entertaining show - great music (obviously), great story, cast - and that set was bloody brilliant! I knew a lot of the songs from the album of the same name and I was pleased that there were a couple of additions (and saddened that a couple had been taken out). A huge success - congratulations to everyone involved!
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Mar 28, 2018

A range of merchandise for The Last Ship is available both in theatres and online at The Theatre Shop. There are a couple of t-shirts, a hoodie, tote bag, poster etc. with a few additional items to come. 

Mar 23, 2018

It has been something of a rough journey for Sting’s debut musical The Last Ship to end up docked on Tyneside, its spiritual home – including a truncated Broadway run and a last-minute change of cast with the departure of local legend Jimmy Nail, who was in the New York production..