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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. 

100 Years of Musicals (V309)

To celebrate Queen Victoria's Centenary World Voyage, a wonderful cast of leading Musical performers will sing and dance their way through '100 years of Musicals'.

From the early origins of musicals, starting with G&S operetta, to the birth of the Broadway and West End musical, expect to be dazzled by this enchanting show. Featuring a variety of musical composers, from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber to name just a few.

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness (M314)

The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness is a comedic and poignant one-woman play inspired by the true stories of Irish nurses during World War II.

It's 1939 and Philomena McGuinness, a reluctant nurse, is on her way from Dublin to London. Newly recruited for the British war effort, she finds herself facing the challenge of a lifetime. But its not the blood or the bombs or even the wise-cracking soldiers that make her question her place here. It's the fact that she is not just a nurse, but a poet too. Can one live true to the poetry inside them when they are constantly being defined by their role in the war?

Dyad Productions (M317)

The award-winning Dyad Productions join Cunard for special performances of two of their renowned productions.

Female Gothic - be thrilled by three lost gothic spine-tinglers from the great Victorian female writers in the thrilling tradition of M. R. James, Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe.

A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf's celebrated exploration of the impact of social inequality on creativity. A wry and incisive trip through the history of literature, feminism, and sexual politics with Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, Aphra Behn - and Shakespeare's sister!

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, one-man play Watson is performed by Tim Marriott (star of BBC's 'Brittas Empire').

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, a behind-the-scenes insight into RSC's approach and readings of Shakespeare's sonnets, film screenings and more.

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.


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, 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.

Life on board

Discover your new favorites.

With time at sea the choice, as always with Cunard, is yours. There is as much or as little to do as you please, with more possibilities than you have time to discover.