P&O Cruises has upped the ante on cruise performances with its first contemporary dance show – Twice Upon a Time.
A lyrical dance piece that takes a dramatic journey through a post-apocalyptic world to a time of re-generation and splendour, Twice Upon a Time features a captivating original score and evocative choreography. With no dialogue, the story is told through movement and music, with elements of the soundtrack recorded in a fictitious language.
P&O Cruises Head of Entertainment Brett Annable said Twice Upon a Time marked a turning point in P&O’s entertainment.
“We’re taking a big leap into uncharted territory with Twice Upon a Time. Unlike anything Australian cruise guests will have seen at sea, it’s packed with raw emotion and the musical score and contemporary choreography is so powerful, it takes the audience to another place,” Mr Annable said.
The show is all part of the cruise line’s revamped onboard entertainment program, which also includes a fresh line up of talented Australian musicians performing in onboard venues, and new parties including P&O’s Bianco party and Gatsby cocktail evening.
In line with the new look and feel of Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria, Twice Upon a Time will only be performed on P&O’s latest ships and plans are currently underway to develop innovative show concepts for the rest of the P&O fleet.
Twice Upon a Time joins other recent P&O stage shows which also feature a more contemporary approach including Grammys-style pop concert Off The Charts and Sideshow Alley, a musical about the characters from a travelling sideshow.
The Velvet Rope, thought-provoking production Disconnected and contemporary show Life As We Know It, will also feature in the entertainment line up ensuring there is something for every taste, Mr Annable said.