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Direct from its triumph in the West End where it won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is premiering at sea on board Queen Anne’s British Isles Festival Voyage. 

The unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s love story, brought to Cunard by acclaimed theatre producer David Pugh, will debut on Queen Anne’s British Isles Festival Voyage, departing on 24 May for a two-week celebratory ‘lap of honour’ circumnavigation of the British Isles that will also feature the official Naming Ceremony. 

Following its highly anticipated premiere on the waves, the award-winning show will be a mainstay of Queen Anne’s maiden season – headlining an eclectic mix of dazzling live performances at sea. 

“We always strive to surprise and delight guests with unique and enriching experiences that can only be experienced on a Cunard ship. We are therefore excited to be teaming up with the incredible David Pugh for the at-sea premiere of Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of), which is one of the most acclaimed West End productions of recent times. I truly believe we are redefining luxury entertainment at sea with Queen Anne,” Katie McAlister, President of Cunard, said. 

Show Creator, Isobel McArthur, added: “Guests on board Queen Anne coming to see Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) can expect a theatre show that is deeply affectionate towards the iconic Jane Austen original, with a few new elements thrown in to persuade even the biggest sceptic of ‘period drama’ to start swooning at Mr. Darcy. Our version of the original rom-com is Pride & Prejudice, but told by the servants – with karaoke! It is a big-hearted, dynamic ensemble piece where those who normally just serve the tea are suddenly playing every part. The cast and creative team have proven themselves so skilled and hard-working in rehearsals – they can’t wait to present this special iteration of the play for its very first at-sea audience.” 

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