It’s 1988 in Soho and Michael Spencer is about to experience what should have been his last night on earth. Off the back of the incredible success of Channel 4’s It’s a Sin, Cruise is a sensational theatrical experience which pays tribute to the AIDS crisis.
Written and performed by the legendary Jack Holden (War Horse, West End; Ink, Almeida Theatre), Cruise boasts direction from Bronagh Lagan and a powerful electronic soundtrack performed live by John Elliot. A tantalising and colourful celebration of queer culture which will transport you to the vibrant streets of Soho and will make you laugh and cry all at the same time!
When Michael Spencer is diagnosed with AIDS in 1984, Michael is diagnosed with AIDS and is given the news that he only has 4 years to live. He then decides to sell his house and car alongside his partner Dave and they plunge themselves into a world of complete hedonism.
Following the death of his partner, the four year mark finally arises on 29 February 1988 and Michael decides to take the streets of Soho and live it up for what is meant to be his last night on earth, or will it be the end?
Booking numbers: 0330 333 4810
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Check if there are group tickets available on the official Duchess Theatre website.
Booking for Cruise is from 18th May - 13th June 2021.
Tuesday – Friday 8pm
Saturday 3pm & 8pm
Sunday 3pm & 6pm
The Duchess Theatre address is 3-5 Catherine Street, London WC3B 5LA
There is a stair climber available in the Duchess Theatre which accommodates manual wheelchair of up to 66cm wide and 89cm deep including any footrest. It is recommended that you contact the Duchess Theatre’s access team if you have any special requirements.
There is a completely adapted unisex toilet which is located at the rear end of the Stalls.
The Duchess Theatre has a range of theatre bars which are located in the Foyer and the Stalls where a member of staff is there to offer assistance purchasing beverages on behalf of customers.
The Duchess Theatre is fitted with a Williams Sound hearing assistance system and there are headsets available on a first come first served basis.
Navigating the Theatre
There are 20 stairs down to the Stalls and 11 stairs up to the Dress Circle.
The running time for Cruise the Play is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Set in 1988 during the height of the AIDS crisis, Michael Spencer and his partner test positive for coronavirus and they only have four years to live. With this knowledge, they sell their house and car and live it up in Soho. Four years on, it is technically Michael Spencer's last night on earth and he behaves as it is.
Cruise the Play is showing in London at the Duchess Theatre.
Cruise the Play is showing in London from 18th May - 13th June 2021.
Jack Holden wrote and performs in Cruise the Play.
The recommended age for Cruise the Play is 16+.
3-5 Catherine St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5LA, Reino Unido, London1
Sunday, 13 Jun