The Last Ship berthed at Liverpool's Playhouse theatre on Monday for a week, its first port of call since leaving Northern Stage where it completed a sold out four week run last weekend. It appears to have wowed the Merseyside reviewers garnering a bunch of four and five star reviews...
"The audience reaction at the end could well have been the most enthusiastic I’ve ever witnessed. Catch this ship before it sails – it’s tremendous."
- Merseysider magazine
"I haven't been this moved by any new musical since I first saw Blood Brothers 30 years ago on this very same stage. It is simply stunning in every aspect... a monumental musical"
- The Wirral Globe
"It really is a phenomenal piece of theatre, with an all important winning formula of; a fantastic score, a spellbinding cast and the most beautiful captivating plot."
"We all know Sting can write a good tune but he’s surpassed himself with this show. The songs are lovingly, expertly crafted – a songsmith at the top of his game. And the performances…what can I say? Every single one of them was bang on the button."
- Good News Liverpool
"Part love story, part working class ballad, part call to arms, The Last Ship will resonate deeply with Liverpool audiences only too familiar with its themes."
- The Liverpool Echo
"Pride, self-worth, heritage and hope come together to the beat of the riveter’s hammer, thumped out in impressive and passionate unison by the ensemble."
- Arts City Liverpool