Photo credit: Jack Holden in Cruise artwork (Photo courtesy of Cruise)

‘Cruise’ to transfer to Duchess Theatre in May

The one-man play is set to stream next month too.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following the streaming premiere of Jack Holden's Cruise, the one-man play will transfer for in-person performances in May. Cruise will run at the Duchess Theatre from 18 May - 13 June, opening on the second day that theatres can open as said in the Government roadmap

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 of his four year countdown, 29 Feb. 1988, 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 by and stars Jack Holden, with London theatre credits including War Horse at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and Ink at the Almieda Theatre. Cruise is directed by Bronagh Logan, with a soundtrack by John Elliott. Cruise is based on a true story Holden was told whilst volunteering for Switchboard, the LGBTQ+ Listening Service.

The Duchess Theatre is one of six Nimax Theatres that will open from May, including the Apollo Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Palace Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre. After Cruise, the Duchess will reopen with The Play That Goes Wrong currently scheduled for June 2021.

If you want to watch Cruise before its in-person premiere, it's streaming from April 15 - 25, with more information here

Cruise is at the Duchess Theatre from 18 May - 13 June.

Cruise tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Jack Holden in Cruise artwork (Photo courtesy of Cruise)


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