Award Winning Musical ‘Top Hat’ to Debut on board Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth & Queen Victoria
Wednesday 18th September 2019, 10:06am
Luxury cruise line Cunard and SilverBlue Entertainment will launch the musical Top Hat exclusively on board Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria this September.
Winner of three Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Top Hat is a romantic comedy set in the 1930’s Hollywood Golden Age and is known for its dazzling costumes and set-design as well as iconic tap dancing. The show is based on RKO’s 1935 motion picture of the same name and features music and lyrics by famed American composer Irving Berlin. The musical will be performed at sea for the first time exclusively on Cunard, premiering in the magnificent Royal Court Theatre on board Queen Victoria September 3 and Queen Elizabeth September 17. Guests will be swept away by the story of Jerry Travers, a man that dances his way across Europe on a legendary voyage to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.
“Top Hat perfectly matches the Frank Matcham style theatres on board Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, which complements this visually outstanding show perfectly,” said Matthew White, the production’s original stage show director. White also co-adapted the stage script from the film and is now assisting with adapting the show for its at-sea debut.
Lee Powell, Vice President Brand & Product, Cunard said, “We are delighted to bring this award winning musical to sea for the first time, exclusively on board Cunard. With spectacular performances and Irvin Berlin’s greatest musical numbers, our cast is sure to delight guests with an unforgettable experience for everyone to enjoy.”