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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 – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Book: Lorne Campbell (original book by John Logan & Brian Yorkey) Music & Lyrics: Sting Director: Lorne Campbell Designer: Fifty Nine Productions Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sting’s musical love song to his Tyneside homeland, The Last Ship, is in his own words to: “repay a debt” to the area he left early in his career. Starting life unsuccessfully in the US, ...

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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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Get Carter – The Lowry, Salford

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Writer: Ted Lewis Adaptor: Torben Betts Director : Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Newcastle Noir is now a well-established crime writing festival. Back in the early 1970’s the term was applied to the iconic film starring Michael Caine in a pulp fiction classic set in post-industrial Tyneside. Jimmy Nail meets Claude Chabrol in a Sarah Lund jumper… Sort of. This ...

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Get Carter – CAST, Doncaster

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Writer: Torben Betts Adapted from: Jack’s Return Home by Ted Lewis Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Ron Simpson To most people Get Carter calls to mind violent scenes in iconic settings, whether multi-storey car park or industrial wasteland by the Tyne. However, Torben Betts and Lorne Campbell, while keeping the title and location of the film, have based Northern Stage’s adaptation ...

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Get Carter – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Rachel Watson Intense, gritty, tenacious, fantastic – these are just some of the words you could use to describe Northern Stage’s production of Torben Betts’ Get Carter. The two and a half hour play is based on Ted Lewis’ novel Jack’s Return Home, the inspiration for both this play and the 1971 film. ...

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Translated by Antony Burgess and of the play by Edmond Rostand Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Cyrano de Bergerac is a poet and a soldier, yet he is also a frivolous romantic around the female persuasion. And to top it off, he has the largest nose in the whole of France. Falling in love with Roxanne, who is ...

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