APOLLO THEATRE, WEST END 13 AUG – 4 SEP, 2022
February 29th, 1988, Soho
“A one-man masterpiece” (Evening Standard)
Nominated for the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Cruise returned to London’s West End for a limited run following its sell-out season at the Duchess Theatre in 2021.
Performed and created by Jack Holden, Cruise is “an emotional rollercoaster without ever once losing its hold on your attention” (Evening Standard), featuring a “pulse-quickening, period-pastiche electro soundtrack” (The Telegraph) performed live by John Patrick Elliott.
Cruise is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on Earth. When he’s diagnosed with HIV in 1984, Michael is 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, and spend everything they have to party like it’s the last days of Rome.
Cruise is “The most breath-taking piece of theatre in 2022” (Harriet Thorpe)