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Cruise Tickets

13 Aug 2022 - 4 Sep 2022

Cruise Information

February 29th, 1988. Soho, London.

Following rave reviews, the 2022 Olivier-nominated play, Cruise, returns to the West End for a strictly limited run. Cruise is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on Earth.

When Michael is diagnosed with HIV in 1984, he’s told he’ll have four years to live. So, with the clock ticking, he and his partner, Dave, decide to sell their house, flog the car, spend everything they have and party like it’s the last days of Rome.

On the last night of his four year countdown - the 29th February, 1988 - Michael decides to go out with a bang. He puts on his favourite jacket, heads for Soho, and embarks on a long night of farewells. He dances, sings, and says yes to everything and everyone. Then, with all his affairs taken care of, Michael promptly… survives.

Based on a true story and centred on one night in Soho, 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, cry, and which inspires us all to live every day as if it’s our last.

Run time

1 Hour 40 Minutes (no Interval)

Opening date

August 13th, 2022

Closing date

September 4th, 2022




Apollo Theatre


16+. This production contains Adult Themes including references to Self-Harm.

Cast and creative

By: Jack Holden
Director: Bronagh Logan
Cast list: Jack Holden
Set: Nik Corrall and Stufish Entertainment Architects
Costume: Nik Corrall and Stufish Entertainment Architects
Lighting: Jai Morjaria
Sound: Max Pappenheim

Latest Cruise News & Features

A year ago, Jack Holden starred in his debut play Cruise at the Duchess Theatre. Now, the Olivier-nominated play will return to London. Cruise is at the Apollo Theatre from 13 August to 4 September. Cruise follows Michael, a young man in 1980s London. On the last night of a four year countdown, Michael heads out for a last night of farewells, but then he survives. Jack Holden stars in his debut work, which explores a generation whose lives were impacted by HIV and AIDS in 1980s Soho. In a...

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