Cunard Line will introduce the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company when the Queen Elizabeth enters service in October. The company will have 29 singers, dancers, actors and musicians.
Shows include “Slice of Saturday Night,” a medley of 1960s music that has been staged in London has toured throughout the U.K. and U.S.; and abridged versions of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and Neil Simon plays.
The Simon show will feature three scenes — one each from “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “Plaza Suite” and “The Odd Couple” — each linked by their setting: an apartment or hotel suite. At the conclusion of each show, the audience can take part in an informal Q&A session with the actors.
“The Piccadilly Line” will “explore the spoken word, song and prose as characters get on and off a train journey on the world’s oldest underground rail systems,” Cunard said. The action is set in the shell of a London tube train carriage.
“Hotel Royale” is a musical production featuring 16 singers and dancers who “whimsically bring to life the story of a hotel which is past its prime,” Cunard said. “Once the playground of the rich and famous, it is now home to some quirky staff and unusual guests.”
“Sing” is a production based on the “Singers in Concert” shows performed on the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. The show’s influences are drawn from contemporary musical theater, pop and classic songs.
“La Danza” is a dance production following in the footsteps of “Apassionata” and “Dance Passion,” two shows currently running on the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria.
Videos about the new entertainment program have been posted on the line's WeAreCunard YouTube channel.