Sting, the 16-time Grammy Award-winning musician, performs songs from his musical, THE LAST SHIP, in an intimate evening of music and storytelling live at The Public Theater in New York City. Drawing upon his memories growing up in the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England, Sting provides a glimpse into the shipbuilders' lives.
The story of THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men who construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home 15 years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.
THE LAST SHIP is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition, they'll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known. This concert was recorded before the debut of the musical, and Sting says he doesn't want to give the story away, but now you know what it's about.