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Cunard’s London Theater at Sea voyage will be headlined by award-winning actress Olivier Sharon D. Clarke MBE

VALENCIA, Calif., March 16, 2022 /CNW/ – Luxury cruise line Cunard will present its first London Theater at Sea with the Olivier Awards voyage, hosted by the chief executive of the Society of London Theatre, Julien BirdThis can.

Sharon D. Clarke MBE Wins Best Actress at Olivier Awards in 2020

This spectacular journey will include inspiring performances, industry talks and workshops aboard our iconic liner.

Departure to new York for London aboard the flagship queen mary 2, the exclusive journey will feature performances from some of the world’s top talent in theatre, including Best Actress Oliver Award winner Sharon D. Clarke MBE, Best Actor, Actress and Olivier Award winner Matt Henry MBE. film, theater and television producer, Susie McKenna and bandleader and orchestrator Larry Blank.

The crossing of seven nights, which departs new York to May 15, 2022will be supported by a roster of workshops, talks and Q&As from industry insiders.

Guests will be able to participate in theater masterclasses with artists and learn the ropes from luminaries such as Andreane Neofitou, the costume designer behind Wretched and miss Saigon.

For the first time, Cunard will present an ‘Olive Trees Gala Evening’, which will feature headlining entertainment throughout the evening, as well as a never-before-seen show, ‘Olivier Awards in Concert’, which will was created for this trip. by the Society of London Theater Julien Bird. The concert will take place at the Royal Court Theater and will pay tribute to the last 45 years of the Olivier Awards in a dazzling one-off production with cast and orchestra.

Sharon D. Clarke MBE said: “Coming back after the past two years and celebrating theater in all its glory alongside my wife Susie McKennaour friends and peers in the industry – and those who love and support the theater, on my very first trip, will be a real treat.”

Susie McKenna said “I can’t wait to play on queen mary 2. I can’t think of anything better than sailing the Atlantic while championing all things theater with my wife Sharon D.Clarke. It will be a joy to celebrate, entertain and thank the people who have supported our industry as members of the public and hopefully give them insight into how our art forms work.”

Lee Powellvice president of Cunard Brand and Product, said: “After years of planning, we are delighted to welcome the first London Theater at Sea aboard the flagship queen mary 2. This spectacular voyage will feature every theater lover’s dream of inspiring performances, industry talks and workshops alongside the myriad of other unique experiences offered by our iconic liner. It’s sure to make for a truly magical transatlantic crossing that our guests will remember forever.”

The London Theater at Sea with the Olivier Awards Transatlantic Crossing is on offer from $799 per person for an inside cabin. Grill Suites are priced at $4,299 per person.

As always, Cunard will continue to adapt protocols to better protect everyone on board and meet all requirements of destinations visited, including vaccine and testing policies.

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About Cunard

Cunard is a luxury British cruise line renowned for creating unforgettable experiences around the world. Cunard has been a leading passenger ship operator on the North Atlantic since 1840, celebrating an incredible 182 years of operation. Pioneering transatlantic travel for generations, Cunard is world class. The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-picked entertainment and exceptional service. From five-star dining and in-suite dining to inspiring speakers, library and film screenings, every detail has been meticulously designed to make the experience unforgettable. Destinations include Europethe Caribbeanthe Far East and Australia.

There are currently three Cunard ships, queen mary 2, queen elizabeth and queen victoria and a fourth ship, Queen Annewill enter service in early 2024. The investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for Cunard’s future globally and will mark the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four vessels in simultaneous service.

Cunard is based at Carnival House in Southampton and since 1998 owned by Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK).

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Jackie ChaseCunard, 310.926.7686, [email protected]

About the Olivier Awards

Cunard is delighted to support the “Best Revival” category at the Olivier Awards, which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10 2022, hosted by Jason Manford and broadcast on ITV and Magic Radio. Created in 1976 by the Society of London Theatre, the Olivier Awards are London the biggest and most prestigious evening of theatre. This year’s event, the first large-scale ceremony since 2019, is all about sustainability – guests will walk on a “green carpet” made of reusable real grass, and Mastercard has pledged to plant a tree for every ticket. audience sold via



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