Pax Global Media
Virgin Voyages has announced a fleet-wide line-up of new entertainment.
Together with its Creative Collective of the world’s best producers, Richard Branson’s cruise brand will introduce new shows, parties, additional live music acts and a festival stage of rotating performances, the company says.
From small and intimate solo performances at The Dock House to epic, can’t-miss shipwide events like Scarlet Night, the new line-up promises to be “as epic” as the soon to launch Resilient Lady’s seven-night Greek itineraries.
This year, some of Virgin Voyages’ shows like Never Sleep Alone have wrapped their performance season.
However, Sailor faves like Duel Reality – a modern and acrobatic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – and UNTITLED DANCESHOWPARTYTHING – an upbeat music video-style dance show – are back by popular demand for an extended run on Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady.
Stealing the show for 2023, Virgin Voyages is also debuting new experiences across the entire fleet starting with a Supper Club Series.
Bringing back the style and sophistication of the classic supper clubs, these new shows (such as Another Rose) are paired with unmatched elevated dining experiences.
In February, Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady also introduced Festival Stage Acts in The Manor, a series of rotating, comedy-driven performances that change every two to four weeks.
After their respective MerMaiden voyages, Resilient Lady and Brilliant Lady will debut their own Festival Stage programs in The Red Room.
Heralded by up-and-coming talent, Festival Stage will let Sailors see incredibly talented mentalists, magicians, a cappella groups and comedians.
Additionally, some of the brand’s popular performances like “It’s a Ship Show” will also travel across the fleet, allowing travellers to enjoy their favourite productions on different itineraries.
Here’s a first-hand-glimpse into five, never-before-seen productions debuting this year:
Persephone: An original concept by House of Yes and produced by Kaleidoscope Immersive, this cutting-edge retelling of the famous Greek myth features a rock-n-roll underworld outfitted with lavish costumes and dramatic action. Will be available on Resilient Lady.
Lola’s Library: A cocktail party / immersive cabaret, Lola’s Library is an after-hours literary affair led by Lola along with her nerdy assistant, Dewey, and Mary, the bossy maid who takes you through the eclectic book collection of a mysterious author. A mix of song, dance, acrobatics and comedy, Lola’s Library is presented in three themed chapters that invite Sailors to stay all night or pop in and out at their leisure without missing a beat. Will be available on Resilient Lady.
Supper Club Series Featuring Another Rose: Created and produced by Randy Weiner (of Sleep No More and Queen of the Night), Another Rose is a decadent feast for the senses. This one-of-a-kind experience developed solely for Virgin Voyages is equal parts cabaret, world-class dining experience and theatre spectacle. It tells the tale of doomed love and acrobatics during an unforgettable dinner party. Will be available on Resilient Lady.
Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle: Following a disappointing two-night run at a motel conference center, the Mind Mangler’s new two-man show solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read Sailors’ minds. Created by MISCHIEF, one of the UK’s leading comedy companies, Broadway World has called this "a guaranteed night of laugh-filled, mind-bending silliness that will leave audiences gasping for breath." Will be available on Resilient Lady.
Miss Behave: Originally debuting on Valiant Lady, this game show like no other ends with Sailors shouting and screaming (and singing) all while having no idea what is going on. Hosted in The Red Room, Miss Behave promises an evening of wild fun and hilarity with lots of audience participation. Currently available on Valiant Lady and will be available on Resilient Lady.
Rounding out the new fleet-wide entertainment, Virgin Voyages’ will introduce two all new soirées in The Manor: an 80s bash and a confetti-filled celebration called “We Fancy,” complete with royal accents.
“Across the fleet, we are tapping into talent from all around the world, we’re ramping up comedy acts, and we are introducing new immersive performances that stick to that uniquely Virgin Voyages style and give people the opportunity to see or do something they never have before. It’s going to be epic,” stated Richard Kilman, vice-president of entertainment.
For more on Virgin Voyages’ live entertainment and first-to-sea productions, click here.
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