In partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company
All the world’s a stage… even the mid-Atlantic
Since May 2022, Cunard and the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) partnership has taken the power of Shakespeare to sea. Guests on Queen Mary 2 have enjoyed exclusive theatrical scenes, Q&A sessions and much more thanks to this unique and special partnership.
Unpat'd waters, undream'd shoresExperience a theatrical piece created exclusively for our on board program called Boundless as the Sea. Created by Owen Horsley, this is a unique blend of Shakespeare’s iconic love scenes. Guests will also have the opportunity to see critically-acclaimed new work from the RSC through an abridged version of its 2018 production of Miss Littlewood. This musical by Sam Kenyon explores the life of Joan Littlewood, one of theater’s most radical figures. Some of the RSC’s most popular productions in recent years will be also brought to life through screenings in the cinema and on stateroom TVs. Photo by Topher McGrillis © RSC
Intimate insights into an actor’s craftFor 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 favorite sonnets and speeches, and invite questions from the audience about their selections. Photo by Topher McGrillis © RSC
Experience the RSC on boardRSC returns to Queen Mary 2 with an enhanced program of both 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.
Cruises with the Royal Shakespeare Company
About the RSC
On land, the RSC is committed to creating extraordinary theater experiences inspired by Shakespeare’s plays in Stratford-upon-Avon, in London, around the world and online.
Life on board
Performances at sea
From live music to stand-up comedy, held in intimate lounges or in a sparkling theater, our evening performances change every night and to suit every taste.
Page header image by Sam Allard © RSC.
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