Sting set to co-write Newcastle themed musical 'The Last Ship' Sting Tickets

Former Police man has written over 20 songs for his first musical

Sting set to co-write Newcastle themed musical 'The Last Ship'

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Sting is set to co-write a musical based around the lives of people in his home city of Newcastle.

The musical, which is set to be titled 'The Last Ship', will, according to the New York Times, feature music and lyrics from Sting and a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning writer Brian Yorkey.

The musical is reportedly set in the 1980s in Newcastle, with characters set to include a priest, a industrial titan and a former shipyard worker.

Yorkey said of the project:

It’s Sting’s first foray into writing for musical theatre. I won’t say the score is complete because the score’s not complete until God knows when. But he’s written a couple dozen, maybe 20, 24, amazing new songs for the show. He’s writing great theatre music. It’s very, very distinctly Sting, but it also is theatre music. It’s not just pop music transposed into the theatre.



Sting has recently been in the news after he has cancelled a scheduled live date in Kazakhstan because he didn't want to promote the country's "repression" of its oil and gas workers.

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