A new musical set in an English seafaring town, featuring songs by Sting and inspired by his own life as a boy. More…
Life in the English seafaring town of Wallsend has always revolved around the local shipyard, where the hardworking men of this close-knit community construct magnificent vessels with pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life–and his love–behind. When Gideon returns home fourteen years later, he finds the shipyard’s future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else.
See it if you love Sting, you loved Billy Elliot, you love a working class British show, you have a high tolerance for bar scenes and haunting music.
Don't see it if you hate beautiful music, you've already seen too many bar scenes, you can't stand intensely British things.
See it if you're a Sting fan, or an Anglophile, you like the thought of men dancing with flaming, sparking welding tools - or just want to be moved
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sting tunes, you want it all happy and peppy
See it if you love: really good music, dancing, and an original story. Sting's music is amazing!
Don't see it if you have no interest in the problems of the English working class in the 1980s.
See it if you want a heartbreaking story with pitch-perfect performances. The music by Sting will stay with you forever
Don't see it if You don't want to cry or need a flashier production
See it if you are a fan of Sting's music or like shows that will tug at your heartstrings. The storyline will move you to tears.
Don't see it if closed already, but it was honestly the best show I've ever seen (and I've seen Hamilton and DEH).
See it if you want to see an intelligent, original musical, with a great score by Sting; unfortunately was underrated during its all too short run
Don't see it if you are not a fan of smart, serious musicals, or only want to see things with happy endings and tons of laughs.
See it if you want to see what life was like in the shipbuilding town where Sting grew up
Don't see it if you can't get over that some elements of the story were manipulated to fit Sting's existing songbook
See it if You enjoy the stylings of Sting. The music was very clearly written by him upon listening to it (which I loved). Such a wonderful show.
Don't see it if You don't, in fact, like Sting. The show is roughly based on his life and his style is sprinkled throughout. Give it a chance anyways.
See it if You Love Sting...you liked, the full Monty or Billy Elliott Similar with regards to working class of England.
Don't see it if Don't like Sting. He wrote all music and story is based on his life
See it if Show was a bit plodding. Story was familiar, did not bring out any particular characters. Story of the decline of another industry.
Don't see it if You want something bright and cheerful, you want to come out humming a happy tune
See it if a straightforward, prodigal-son-comes home story appeals to you.
Don't see it if you want your show to break new ground; this doesn't. But the music, direction, and performances were all standouts. Very worthwhile show.
See it if if you like Sting (I saw him in the show which was a bonus); if you enjoy a moving story, English working class themes & poignant characters
Don't see it if if you don't like Sting. If you are looking for action, light-hearted stories with happy endings.
See it if You want to see a solid first musical by Sting with a simple, yet interesting, story setting (and it goes on tour)
Don't see it if You want a modern, unique storyline, or a Sting concert. It really is a musical!
See it if You are interested in revolutionary, but modern-like stories about pursuing your dreams and your loves.
Don't see it if You are picky about scene work or choreography.