North P&I Club has recently announced its sponsorship of Northern Stage's production of The Last Ship which will run 12 Mar-7 Apr.
In its UK premiere, Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical comes home to Newcastle, in an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance.
The Last Ship tells the story of a ship-building town and its people. Sailor Gideon Fletcher returns home from half a lifetime at sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos. Picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie White and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.
Paul Jennings, Managing Director at North P&I Club, commented: “Northern Stage is one of the main cultural centres in Newcastle. Their production of The Last Ship has strong historical resonance for us as a leading mutual marine insurance group.”
Lorne Campbell, Artistic Director at Northern Stage, said: “North’s sponsorship of our production is wonderful news as it will contribute to our charitable work in the North East. Specifically, the funding will be allocated to our local talent development and community support programmes.”