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Celebrate the joy of live performance with our lineup of critically-acclaimed theater productions that are exclusive to Cunard.

From powerful, intimate dramas to ground-breaking virtual reality, immersive theater and West End spectacles, this new eclectic program of entertainment is the first of its kind at sea and is brought to you from an array of award-winning theater producers, directors, writers and actors.

These captivating performances are available on selected voyages. 

Watson: The Final Problem (M319)

Watson is alone. His beloved wife, Mary, and the great Sherlock Holmes are gone. London seethes with false reports. It is time to set the record straight. So Watson tells his tale of long-buried secrets, betrayal, and death – a journey across Europe pursued by Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime, leading to a deathly embrace at the Reichenbach Falls.

Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the one-man play Watson is performed by Tim Marriott (star of BBC’s The Brittas Empire).

The West (M320)

Welcome to The West. The West is an all-new, free-roam immersive game experience that invites you to step foot onto the first Cunard vessels to sail the Atlantic.

Will you become a gun-slinging outlaw or a law-abiding marshal as you battle for control? Turn your hand to classic cowboy tricks to earn your keep, gamble, prospect for gold, catch bandits, rob a bank, and play to win. But beware, for there is a traitor among us. The foes of the wilderness lie not just beyond the boundaries, but within … The Snakebite Bandit roams this ship and could change your life forever.

Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal Shakespeare Company will be returning to Queen Mary 2 this year with an enhanced program of both theater productions and workshops.

There will be an offering of two matinee or evening theater performances – Boundless as the Sea and Miss Littlewood – as well as a host of extra workshops, behind-the-scenes insight into RSC’s approach, and readings of Shakespeare’s sonnets, film screenings, and more.

An Evening of Sondheim

Join rising star Ellie Nunn for an evening of songs and stories celebrating the work of a genius (Sondheim, not Ellie) and fall in love with this haplessly romantic Brit who has too much time on her hands, a tendency to speak in the third person, and a lot of love to give where Stephen is concerned. There won’t be trumpets, but there might be sock puppets.

Opera Cocktail

Olivier-award-winning OperaUpClose presents Opera Cocktail, exclusively on board Queen Elizabeth.

We make opera with and for everyone, bringing great musical storytelling to audiences everywhere.

Join us for a heady contemporary cocktail of music and words. Well-loved classics shaken with wit, stirred with drama, and served with a twist of ménage à trois.


Hold onto your hats! A cast of six romp through all those classic novels you never had time to read. In 60 minutes and multiple costume changes, the company race you from Wuthering Heights to Moby Dick, told at lightning speed. Expect the unexpected!

Company Chameleon

Company Chameleon presents a double bill of two performances, which showcase Chameleon’s powerful and original dance style, influenced by a rich mix of movement techniques.

Black Is The Color Of My Voice and Soul Sessions

Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows a successful singer and civil rights activist as she seeks redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.


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

Circa’s suite of new productions will be curated to suit Queen Elizabeth’s grand Royal Court Theatre, creating a bespoke experience.

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Become enthralled by captivating entertainment on board a Cunard Queen. From stunning dance productions and classic theater to live piano music over a splendid cocktail, the possibilities are endless.