Tuesday 18 May 2021 to Sunday 13 June 2021
Venue: Duchess Theatre
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Theatre / From 18 May 2021: Set in late 80’s Soho, Cruise promises to be a vibrant and intoxicating true story about Michael Spencer’s last night on earth.

Riding on the coat tails of the It’s a Sin phenomena, and no bad thing for that, Cruise is a celebration of life, queer culture and survival.

Diagnosed with HIV in 1984, Michael is given four years to live. On the last night of his 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 says his goodbyes to friends, enemies and strangers; old haunts, dive bars, cafes, clubs and pubs; his brothers, sisters, allies and exes. He dances, sings, and says yes to everything and everyone. Then, with all his affairs taken care of, Michael promptly… survives…!

Cruise is written by and stars Jack Holden, whose credits include War Horse at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and Ink at the Almieda Theatre, and is directed by Bronagh Logan, with a soundtrack by John Elliott.

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Venue Information

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Nearest Underground or Station: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341

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