He teams up with author...
jason gregory
14:55 2nd September 2011

Sting is working a musical called 'The Last Ship', which is set in his birthplace of Newcastle.

The former Police frontman has teamed up with author and lyricist Brian Yorkey on the project.

According to the New York Times, the musical tells the story of Gideon, a 30-plus year old man who grew up in Newcastle's shipyards.

Yorkey said 'The Last Ship' was still in its “throw it up against the wall and see what sticks” phase, adding: “It’s Sting’s first foray into writing for musical theatre, so we wanted to start having him meet actors and hear them sing at the earliest possible point.”

There is no indication when the musical will arrive on stage.

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