London Theatre at Sea

Discover Olivier Award-winning talent on and off the stage on this unique Transatlantic Crossing, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre and curated by Julian Bird OBE.

June 15–23, 2024, Queen Mary 2

See performances from an illustrious line-up of guests including star of stage and screen, Jason Manford, and Olivier nominee and West End performer, Claire Moore. Be part of conversations with the stars. Peek behind the scenes to learn the secrets of putting on a world-class show. A unique series of events in the day and a special evening programme, culminating in a very special event, ‘The Oliviers in Concert.’ Watch in awe as the orchestra and cast take you back over 45 years of the Olivier Awards in an outstanding one-off production.

With immersive acting and vocal workshops from the creatives who make it happen, and dance classes led by West End choreographers, theater fans are well and truly in their element on this one-of-a-kind voyage. Settle in and watch, as we unveil the curtains on the very best the London Theatre has to offer.

In partnership with the Society of London Theatre

Cunard is delighted to partner with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), sponsoring the "Best Revival" award at SOLT’s biggest event, the annual Olivier Awards and to co-create the London Theatre at Sea event voyages.

Established in 1908, the Society of London Theatre is an organization that works with and on behalf of its members to champion theater and the performing arts. They deliver a range of services both to assist their members and to promote theatergoing to the widest possible audience.

Guest speakers on board

Jason Manford

One of the UK’s leading comedians, broadcasters and theatre stars. Recent theatre credits include The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Curtains (Wyndhams Theatre and UK tour), Guys & Dolls (Royal Albert Hall) and pantomime in Manchester.

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Patricia Hodge OBE

Olivier Award-winning actress and British TV icon, some of Patricia’s recent roles include BBC sitcom Miranda, Downton Abbey and All Creatures Great and Small.

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Claire Moore

Olivier Award nominee Claire has been a leading lady on the West End stage for the past forty years. She also works regularly in cabaret with the brilliant pianist, Jamie Safir, and is married to the multi-award-winning orchestrator, Simon Hale.

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Simon Hale

Simon has arranged recordings for artists including George Benson, Jamiroquai, Simply Red, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith. For theatre he has been orchestrator and arranger for a number of productions.

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Tom Carradine

Tom’s theatre credits include the UK tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Hi-de-Hi (as Musical Director), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Scrooge and Cabaret (as Assistant Musical Director) and The Sound of Music (Children’s Musical Director).

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Ben Stock

Musical director, music hall performer and has performed in leading and supporting roles in various West End musicals and plays including Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Grease and Gypsy.

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David McMullan

Resident Choreographer of multi Olivier Award winning The Book of Mormon, as well as performed in various productions including Mary Poppins and Hairspray.

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Larry Blank

Award winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor. Received nominations for his orchestrations on The Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas and for Catch Me If You Can, co-orchestrated with composer Marc Shaiman.

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Julian Bird

Chief Executive of global production company Green Room Ents Ltd and has a range of productions on stage and in development in the UK and the USA across theater, television and radio.

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Emma Kingston

Stage and screen actress appearing in the West End productions of In the Heights, Heathers: The Musical and Les Misérables, as well as playing Evita on its international tour.

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Nicole Raquel Dennis

Award-winning actor and singer, best known for playing Effie White in the first UK tour of Dreamgirls. On TV, Nicole starred in Musicals: The Greatest Show on BBC One and was a semi-finalist on The Voice, during which they sang a duet with Jennifer Hudson.

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Rob Houchen

Singer and actor, widely popular as a musical performer. His theatre credits include Alfie Boe & Friends, Sondheim's Old Friends, South Pacific, and Les Misérables. On TV, Rob starred as 'Tony’ in West Side Stories, The Making of a Classic, and Les Misérables The All Star Concert.

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Sarah Crompton

Sarah is a theatre critic for WhatsOnStage and a dance critic for The Observer. Sarah is former Arts Editor in Chief for the Daily Telegraph, London, and a journalist and broadcaster on all things cultural for publications including The Guardian, Vogue, and The Sunday Times, London.

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Sara Aniqah Malik

Sara is a theater and film director making work with a political drive. Sara has directed and assisted at London venues such as The Almeida Theatre, The Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Bristol Old Vic, Gate Theatre, The Actor's Church, and Royal & Derngate.

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Kate Bailey

Senior Curator of Theatre and Performance at the V&A Museum, London. Kate has curated recent V&A exhibition blockbusters DIVA (2023), Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser (2021) and Opera: Passion, Power and Politics (2017).

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Speakers and activities are subject to change. Some activities may incur an additional charge.​

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