Music superstar Sting will be heading to Dublin tomorrow to celebrate the arrival of his musical, The Last Ship.
The show will debut in The Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin city tonight, June 4th, and will continue on to Saturday June 9th.
To celebrate, Sting himself, who wrote the music for The Last Ship, will be attending the Tuesday night performance.
The production, which will star Jimmy Nail, was initially inspired by Sting‘s 1991 album The Soul Cages and his own childhood experiences, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, with the closure of the town’s Swan Hunter shipyard.
The former Police front man recently revealed that his music has a strong ‘Celtic influence’.
“I was brought up in an Irish community, all our priests were Irish, so a lot of the music will reflect that,” Sting told TV Now Magazine.
“There is a huge Celtic influence in Newcastle, there’s a very rich tradition, and we’re very grateful for it, thank you.”
Will you be heading along to the show?