Biographical one-man drama ‘Cruise’ to stream in April
The play tells of Michael Spencer’s pre-planned last night on Earth.
Inspired by the true stories of Michael Spencer, Jack Holden’s Cruise will receive its virtual debut this spring. Combining music, spoken word and theatre, Cruise will explore queer culture in 1980s Britain, available to stream from 15 - 25 April.
Diagnosed with HIV in 1984, Michael is given four years to live. Making the most of those years, his hedonistic lifestyle takes over. On the final night, Michael wants to go out in style, but then… he survives. Given more years to live, Michael reflects on previous decisions, working out how he wants to continue living with purpose.
Cruise is written and performed by Jack Holden, whose London credits include War Horse at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and Ink at the Almeida Theatre. Bronagh Lagan dircts, with music by John Elliott and design by Nik Corrall. Cruise was filmed at Shoreditch Town Hall.
Photo credit: Jack Holden in Cruise (Photo courtesy of Cruise)