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The Last Ship sails into 5-Star waters

Last week Winterson’s actors Frances McNamee and Kevin Wathen both appeared in the successful UK launch of Sting’s debut musical, The Last Ship. The Northern Stage production received fantastic four and five star reviews across the national and industry press, with both actors being singled-out for their strong performances in the show. We have highlighted a few of the key reviews here.

“Frances McNamee, who plays Meg beautifully both in song and performance, shines among a generally excellent cast.”
★★★★ – The Telegraph

“Director Campbell’s cast impresses vocally… Richard Fleeshman and Frances McNamee spar and squabble and try to understand each other (often in song) most convincingly.”
★★★★ – WhatsOnStage

“Kevin Wathen brings empathy to the hard-drinking Davey, disappointed and bitter”
★★★★★ – The Stage

“Sting crafts a stirring musical for Tyneside”
★★★★ – The Guardian

A huge congratulations to both Frances and Kevin, and the entire team behind the success of the show!