The Last Ship

Tue 12 to Sat 16 June 2018 | Festival Theatre

Matinees 2.30pm | Evenings 7.30pm

Duration: Approx. 2h25m (incl. 20m interval)

Ticket prices

General from: £22 - £42*


Friends tickets from: 2 for 1 on Opening Night if booked by 27 March or 20% off all performances

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We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

After a receiving widespread critical acclaim and Five Star Reviews at it’s official opening in Newcastle’s Northern Stage, The Last Ship sets sail on a UK and Ireland Tour and will be stopping off at The Festival Theatre 

Lead by a brilliant ensemble cast including Richard Fleeshman, Charlie Hardwick, Joe McGann and Frances McNamee, this show features a moving and heartfelt story of love, life and hope. This personal musical inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, shows the collective defiance of a community facing the demise of the shipbuilding industry alongside a poignant and moving romantic tale of childhood sweethearts and the adults they grew up to become. 

Featuring a awe-inspiring and impressive set by Olivier-nominated 59 Productions, The Last Ship is the UK and Ireland premiere of Sting’s heartfelt and empowering new musical

 ★★★★ ‘A stirring musical. Some of the most thrilling choral writing  I’ve heard in a British musical’ The Guardian  

★★★★ ‘Truly amazing’ Daily Telegraph

‘Riveting stuff. Poignant and powerful’ Sunday Mirror



Please note that Jimmy Niall is no longer starring in The Last Ship. 

 * Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund.  An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.


Friends 2 for 1 on opening night then 20% off all performances

Groups 8+ £4 off (Stalls and Dress)

Concessions £3 off 

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to book. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.