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A new musical is set to star on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

Playing exclusively in the Royal Court Theatre, Top Hat is a romantic 1930s comedy set in the Golden Age of Hollywood. And it was this era that is known for its dazzling costumes and tap dancing.

The production features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, the musical is based on the 1953 RKO motion picture of the same name. The story follows the life of Jerry Travers a man who dances his way across Europe to win over the heart of society girl, Dale Tremont.

The show first appeared in London in 2011 and won three prestigious Laurence Olivier awards including Best New Musical.

Top Hat perfectly matches the Frank Matcham style theatres on board Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, which complement this visually outstanding show perfectly,” said Matthew White, the production’s original stage show director.

Mr White also co-adapted the stage script from the film and is now assisting with adapting the show for its at-sea premiere.

Top Hat debuted on September 3 onboard Queen Victoria and will kick off on Queen Elizabeth on September 17. The musical will be exclusive to Cunard ships for the next four years.

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