Cunard Showcases

On selected voyages guest can experience rare theatrical treats with residencies and one-off performances from special guests from around the world. Sit back, drink in hand, and let us entertain you.

Residencies

We are pleased to welcome performers for extended residencies in entertainment venues on board our Queens. Sailing for multiple voyages, you get more chances to experience their craft and be entertained as you sail, by day and by night.

Circa

Cunard are proud to welcome Circa on board for a 6-week residency in February and March 2024, with a suite of new productions curated to suit Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Court Theater.

Circa has performed to over 1.5 million people across more than 40 countries and six continents with shows greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses. Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus and continues to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theater and circus.

Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC returns to Queen Mary 2 in 2024 with an enhanced program of theater productions and workshops.

There will be an offering of two matinee or evening theater performances per 7-night voyage - Boundless as the Sea and Miss Littlewood - as well as a host of extra workshops, an enriched selection of 'Shakespeare Tales' and talks, a behind-the-scenes insight into RSC's approach and preparation for a performance and readings of Shakespeare's sonnets, film screenings and more.

On selected voyages

Don't miss your chance to experience these special performances at sea. From singing groups to dance troupes, side-splitting comedies to murder mystery shows, which will you choose to embellish your vacation?

Cluedo! & Speakeasy

Sailing from Sydney to Darwin on Queen Mary 2, guests can experience Cluedo! The Interactive Game in the Grand Lobby, and step into the dazzling world of 1920s romance in the Queens Room with Speakeasy.

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South Pacific

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, produced by the Rockdale Musical Society, will take to Queen Elizabeth's stage on an 18-night Sydney to Tokyo voyage, making cruise line history as the first performance of this classic musical at sea.

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Discovering Antarctica

Hear the heroic tales of Shakleton, Crean and Scott from award-winning performer Aidan Dooley in Queen Elizabeth's Royal Court Theater as you sail on an Alaskan adventure in July 2024.

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Victorine & Philomena

Guests on this Transatlantic Crossing will be treated to not one, but two unique performances: Victorine: the Artist's Model set in 1860s Paris, and The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness, following a nurse with poetic dreams in 1939, both performed in the Royal Court Theater.

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Appraisal & Watson

Cunard offer another Showcase double helping. This time, experience the award-winning Appraisal and Watson: The Final Problem in the Royal Court Theater as Queen Mary 2 takes you across the Altantic Ocean to Southampton.

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Event Voyages, by Cunard

If one evening performance is simply not enough to satisfy your theatrical appetite, browse our Event Voyages. With workshops, special guests and performances throughout your cruise, these voyages are saturated with what you love, whether it's dancing, theater, food, literature or even sports.