This Olivier Award nominated tribute to the LGBTQ community returns to the West End

Inspired by a true story, this poignant, vibrant play celebrates and examines queer culture in the late 1980s under the looming threat of the HIV epidemic. Cruise tells a passionate, personal story that is guaranteed to move audiences at the Apollo Theatre.

It is 1988 and in London’s Soho, Michael expects his life to end in the immediate future. He has lived with HIV for four years and lost his partner Dave to the disease two years ago. When to his own surprise, Michael doesn’t die, he is faced with the unexpected prospect of life and must finally decide what it means to have a future.

Cruise is set to a soundtrack of incredible ’80s hits, all performed live, and takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster through London’s vibrant queer culture. This powerful play is not to be missed.

Cast Information

Jack Holden (War Horse) is writer and star of Cruise and Bronagh Lagan (Broken Wings) directs, bringing her extensive experience with new writing to this exciting production.

All music is performed live by London-based composer and musician John Patrick Elliot.

Show Length and Times

Performances of Cruise last approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, and do not include an interval. Evening performances start at 8.00pm every night from Monday to Saturday, and matinees begin at 4.00pm every Saturday and Sunday, with one 5.30pm matinee on Friday 2nd September.

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