Entertainment on board

CUNARD LINE HAS RELEASED DETAILS OF A NEW entertainment concept launching onboard Queen Elizabeth in Oct, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company. Comprised of 29 players, singers, musicians and singers, initial shows currently in rehearsal for QE’s big reveal include a pastiche of 1960s music titled ‘Slice of Saturday Night’. Already a hugely successful performance piece, the show spent time touring London before its original authors were asked to rework it for the the QE Theatre. ‘Saturday Night’ is set to become the largest ever production staged onboard a Cunard vessel, and will involve participation from all of the troupe’s 29 performers. The show will feature in QE’s Royal Court Theatre, and will be joined by other performance pieces including Shakespeare’s 12th Night, a Neil Simon triple bill, the musical production ‘Hotel Royale’ and the movement based ‘La Danza’ dance production. Guests will also be given chances to chat with the troupe in Q&A sessions, and to take part in a panel quiz show. “The entertainment on Queen Elizabeth is the most extensive ever seen on a Cunard Liner, mixing tradition with satire,” said Cunard Line’s president, Peter Shanks. “The Royal Court Theatre is comparable to London West End or Broadway Theatre – and we have created our own Theatre Company to really bring it to life…we offer something for everyone,” he added.

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