Richard John – The Last Ship

Richard is the Musical Director of the 2018 UK tour of The Last Ship.

With music and lyrics written by legendary musician Sting, the story by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winners John Logan and Brian Yorkey and following a successful Tony-nominated run on Broadway in 2014, this semi-autobiographical story of Tyneside in the 1980s made its British debut at the Northern Stage in Newcastle.

The Last Ship tell the story of Gideon Fletcher, who returns to the seafaring town of Wallsend after 15 years. Inspired by Sting’s own hometown, it centres around Gideon’s efforts to come to terms with his past while grappling with the man he has become. 

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