Cunard takes Shakespeare to the high seas with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Cunard can take Shakespeare to the superior seas with the Royal Shakespeare Firm


From the authentic 2018 RSC production of Skip Littlewood, a musical by Sam Kenyon
Photo by Topher McGrillis © RSC

Southampton, England: Cunard will be bringing Shakespeare and new perform to the high seas in 2022, as it joins forces in a initial-of-its-form partnership for the Royal Shakespeare Enterprise (RSC) to carry earth class theatre to its transatlantic phase.

Readily available completely on board Queen Mary 2, visitors will get pleasure from tailored theatrical performances by the RSC, which results in captivating theatre by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and other literary legends past and current. The performances will be accessible for all attendees on board our flagship, including a exceptional mix of Shakespeare’s iconic appreciate scenes in a manufacturer-new piece known as Boundless as the Sea, created by Owen Horsley.

Company will also have the possibility to see critically acclaimed new do the job from the RSC with Skip Littlewood: a musical by Sam Kenyon discovering the lifestyle of 1 of theatre’s most playful and radical figures, earning its transatlantic debut.
For all those intrigued in mastering what it requires to be an RSC actor, the on board solid will be primary a collection of workshops that discover their craft. Attendees will also be equipped to entry ‘Shakespeare Tales’, intimate, informal activities exactly where the actors will accomplish their personal favorite sonnets and speeches, and response queries from the audience.
Vice President, Model and Item at Cunard, Lee Powell, mentioned: “We are delighted to welcome the Royal Shakespeare Corporation on board our flagship, Queen Mary 2. To be in a position to give our visitors access to unique performances by entire world leaders in both of those up to date theatre and Shakespeare’s finest work, is an extraordinary chance which I know our attendees will completely immerse on their own in.”
Erica Whyman, RSC Performing Creative Director, reported: “We are thrilled to be operating with Cunard to convey our performances to the friends of Queen Mary 2 jointly with one of a kind options to get close to doing the job theatre artists and study additional about our household playwright.  The RSC ignites imaginations and expands horizons, and Shakespeare’s plays allow for us to picture new and impressive worlds, so this partnership has a excellent synergy.  Boundless as the Sea, which is what Juliet calls her love for Romeo, will be a coronary heart-warming taster of all the strategies Shakespeare explores love and romance, and we are also pretty pleased to be presenting a edition of the joyous, quirky and toe-tapping Overlook Littlewood. This is an enjoyable new undertaking for us, and we glance forward quite much to assembly new audiences on board.”
In addition, Queen Mary 2 will host a touring exhibition, ‘Digital Diorama: An Augmented Journey Through Shakespeare’s Stratford’. Company will use equipment to encounter scenes from his plays occur to lifestyle in advance of their eyes. Some of the RSC’s most well-liked productions in the latest several years like Hamlet, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor and As You Like it will also be screened in Cunard’s on board cinema, Illuminations.
The 3-12 months partnership will start off on 29 May possibly right up until 12 August 2022 and then again from 15 September to 13 November 2022 and will present this bespoke programme solely to Cunard company on Queen Mary 2 all over these two intervals. Visitors will encounter either Boundless as the Sea or Overlook Littlewood on every single featured voyage. Dates for foreseeable future years to be announced at a later date.

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About Cunard
Cunard is a luxury British cruise line, renowned for making unforgettable encounters close to the world. Cunard has been a foremost operator of passenger ships on the North Atlantic, given that 1840, celebrating an outstanding 181 many years of operation. A pioneer in transatlantic journeys for generations, Cunard is globe course. The Cunard practical experience is crafted on fantastic eating, hand-picked leisure and remarkable support. From five-star eating places and in-suite eating to inspiring visitor speakers, the library and film screenings, just about every detail has been meticulously crafted to make the knowledge unforgettable. There are at present a few Cunard ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria with locations including Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East and Australia. In 2017, Cunard declared plans to include a fourth ship to its fleet.  This financial commitment is part of the company’s formidable ideas for the future of Cunard globally and will be the first time since 1998 that Cunard will have 4 ships in simultaneous support. Cunard is primarily based at Carnival House in Southampton and has been owned since 1998 by Carnival Company & plc.

About the RSC
The Royal Shakespeare Company produces entire world course theatre, produced in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared all around the earth, carrying out performs by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as commissioning an exceptionally vast variety of unique perform from contemporary writers.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is fully commited to creating planet class theatre for, with and by audiences and theatre makers of all ages. Their transformative Learning Programmes reaches in excess of half a million youthful men and women and adults each calendar year. As a Teaching and Learning theatre, the RSC has educated generations of the incredibly finest theatre makers and proceeds to nurture the expertise of the long run. The RSC is also a chief in inventive immersive technologies and digital development.

The RSC recognises the weather emergency and get the job done difficult to embed environmental sustainability into its operations, innovative get the job done and business exercise, making a motivation to frequently lower its carbon footprint.

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