In partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

All the world’s a stage… even the mid-Atlantic.

Unpat'd waters, undream'd shores.

From May 2022 Cunard and the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) partnership will take the power of Shakespeare to Queen Mary 2 where guests will be able to enjoy exclusive theatrical scenes. Each week guests will witness one of two fantastic shows.

The first is a brand-new piece created exclusively for our on board programme called Boundless as the Sea. Created by Owen Horsley, this will be a unique blend of Shakespeare’s iconic love scenes.

The second is an abridged version of the RSC's acclaimed 2018 production of Miss Littlewood. This musical by Sam Kenyon explores the life of Joan Littlewood, one of theatre’s most radical figures. Some of the Company’s most popular productions, including their 2016 version of Hamlet, starring Paapa Essiedu, will screen in the cinema and be available in staterooms.

Photo by Topher McGrillis © RSC

Intimate insights into an actor’s craft.

For guests who are interested in learning what it takes to be an RSC actor, the cast will be leading a series of workshops that explore their craft. Guests may also enjoy ‘Shakespeare Tales’, intimate, informal events where the actors will perform their personal favourite sonnets and speeches, and invite questions from the audience about their selections.

Photo by Topher McGrillis © RSC

Page header image by Sam Allard © RSC.

Experience the RSC on board Queen Mary 2.

Cunard guests can see special performances from the Royal Shakespeare Company in the stunning Royal Court Theatre and other venues on flagship Queen Mary 2, in two series of sailings between 29 May - 12 August and 15 September - 13 November 2022. Future series of sailings for 2023 will be announced at a later date.

About the RSC .

On land, the RSC is committed to creating extraordinary theatre experiences inspired by Shakespeare’s plays in Stratford-upon-Avon, in London, around the world and online.