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Can you spot Sting about $15 million?
Sting needs to raise $15 million to produce "The Last Ship," a musical inspired by his 1991 album "The Soul Cages." The musical will be about shipbuilding and the culture of his hometown near Newcastle, England.
While it is a musical, Sting says that he doesn't like that term. "I loathe to call it a musical because I don't like that term. It's a play set in my home town, in Newcastle. It's about a shipyard. I was born in the shadow of a shipyard, born and raised next to a shipyard. I often wondered why I was exposed to this rather surreal environment when I was growing up, and I realize now it has a massive psychological and symbolic importance to me. That's the landscape of my dreams was my little home town and the house that I was brought up in and the ghosts that were there. And it's really a story of redemption and occupying a ship yard against the wishes of the owners, which is kind of topical at the moment. We occupy just about everything."
If Sting can get the cash, "The Last Ship" starts in the spring of 2015.