Our 2024 partnership with Cunard sees us bring Shakespeare to the high seas.

Guests on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, are able to enjoy exclusive theatrical experiences, including a unique blend of Shakespeare’s iconic love scenes in Boundless as the Sea.

They can also experience our expertise in creating new work through an abridged version of our acclaimed 2018 production of Miss Littlewood: a new musical exploring the life of one of theatre’s most radical figures.

The onboard audiences will also be treated to some of our most popular productions in recent years through screenings in Queen Mary 2’s own cinema and staterooms.

Miss Littlewood

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sam Kenyon

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Anti-establishment, visionary, rude and glorious, Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century who fired the imagination of a generation. Based on her life story, Sam Kenyon’s musical charts the emotional highs and lows of Joan’s journey from the East End to the West End and reveals a mighty love story at its heart.

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Boundless as the Sea

From Shakespeare’s plays created by Owen Horsley

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A beautiful and uplifting story of love on board Queen Mary 2, told by the most famous lovers from Shakespeare’s plays. Boundless as the Sea skilfully weaves together some of the greatest poetry ever written with well-known songs. Join Romeo, Juliet, Benedick, Beatrice and Helena for a joyful and heart-breaking afternoon of music and romance on the high seas.

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insights into an actor’s craft

For guests who are interested in learning what it takes to be an RSC actor, the onboard cast lead a series of workshops that explore their craft.

Guests can also access ‘Shakespeare Tales’, intimate, informal events where the actors perform their personal favourite sonnets and speeches, and answer questions from the audience as to why these particularly speak to them.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard. Find out more about our partnership on the Cunard website.

Queen mary 2 ship sailing away from New York
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 sailing from New York

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