The “stunning, joyful and wholeheartedly life-grabbing” (The Guardian), CRUISE is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on earth, performing for a strictly limited season at the Duchess Theatre until 13 June.
When he’s diagnosed with HIV in 1984, Michael is told he’ll have four years to live – at most. On the last night of his four-year countdown, Michael decides to go out with a bang. He says his goodbyes, dances, sings, and says yes to everything and everyone
Written and performed by Jack Holden with “vast charm, empathy and energy” (Evening Standard), CRUISE is a celebration of queer culture; a kaleidoscopic musical and spoken word tribute to the veterans of the AIDS crisis; an urgent piece of theatre, with an irresistible 80s soundtrack, which will make you laugh, make you cry, and which inspires us all to live every day as if it’s our last.
Directed “with inventive control” (WhatsOnStage) by Bronagh Lagan and featuring a “pulse-quickening, period-pastiche electro soundtrack” (The Telegraph) performed by John Elliott.
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Duchess Theatre Information
Location: West End Railway station: Charing Cross Bus numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68 Night bus numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551 Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins) Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down.
Cast and creative
By: Jack Holden Songs by: John Elliott Director: Bronagh Logan Cast list: Jack Holden