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The Last Ship – Theatre Royal, York

Music and Lyrics: Sting Writer/Director: Lorne Campbell                              Original Book: John Logan and Brian York Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Sting’s The Last Ship has been touring since March with York Theatre’s Royal marking the penultimate stop on this successful tour.  Due to technical issues on the night of this review, the musical started half an hour later.  With the complex hi-tech ...

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The Last Ship – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music and Lyrics: Sting Book: Lorne Campbell Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: James Garrington New musicals as striking as The Last Ship don’t come along very often. Strictly speaking, this is not a new musical, though – it premiered in 2014 in Chicago before transferring to Broadway for a brief run. Since then it has been reworked, and it’s this new version ...

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The Last Ship – Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Music & Lyrics: Sting Book: Lorne Campbell Musical Director: Richard John Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Mark Clegg Sting’s musical The Last Ship premiered in 2014 in Chicago before transferring to Broadway. A passion project for Sting who was born and raised in Wallsend, Newcastle - the heartland of the shipbuilding industry, an original story of the decline of British industry ...

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City of Glass – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Paul Auster Adaptor: Duncan MacMillan Director: Leo Warner Reviewer: Brian Gorman Well, this is eye-opening (and mind-expanding) stuff! Adapted by Duncan MacMillan from the first book of American novelist Paul Auster's 1980s trilogy, the 59 Theatre Company have a world premiere to be proud of. This is an intense, beautiful, visually-glorious experience that kicks off with depressed thriller writer ...

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Manchester International Festival: wonder.land – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Damon Albarn Book &Lyrics: Moira Buffini Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Iain Sykes wonder.land, a new musical take on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale with music by Damon Albarn, launches the 2015 Manchester International Festival at the Palace Theatre. As he did with 2011’s MIF offering, Dr Dee, Albarn teams up with director Rufus Norris with this time Moira Buffini providing ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan has unveiled his first programme

The Edinburgh International Festival 2015 runs fromFriday 7 Augustto Monday 31 August and welcomes over 2,300 artists from 39 nations to perform in Scotland’s magnificent capital city. New director Fergus Linehan, whose previous rôles have seen him head up the Sydney Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and Vivid LIVE, revealed big international stars across the performing arts, and new areas of ...

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