NEWS: Olivier Nominated Play Cruise to Return to the West End

Jack Holden’s play will play at the Apollo Theatre from the 13th August until the 4th September.

Producers Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson have announced that the Olivier Award nominated play will return to London this August for a limited run until the 4th September.

Written and performed by Jack Holden (Ten Per Cent, Amazon Prime Video; War Horse, National Theatre) and directed by Bronagh Lagan (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, UK Tour; Little Women, Park Theatre), Cruise was one of the first productions to open in the West End when theatres reopened in May 2021. The play also features original music composed and performed live by John Patrick Elliott (The Little Unsaid).

CRUISE is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on Earth. When Michael is diagnosed with HIV in 1984, he’s told he’ll have four years to live – at most.
So, with the clock ticking, he and his partner, Dave, decide to sell their house, flog the car, spend everything they have and party like it’s the last days of Rome. When Dave dies two
years later, Michael doubles down on his hedonistic ways, spending what little he has left and drowning himself in drink and drugs.

Talking about the news Jack Holden and John Patrick Elliott said: “We’re ecstatic that CRUISE is coming to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run this Summer. Our first run reopened the West End with a bang. Audiences had been cooped up indoors for a long time, and we all needed a reason to come together, to laugh, to cry and to have a little dance – CRUISE was just that. This incarnation of CRUISE will be bigger, brighter, louder and prouder. We can’t wait to get back on stage, make one hell of a noise, and take our audiences back to 1980s Soho.”

The creative team behind the production includes: Nik Corrall (Design), STUFISH Entertainment Architects (Co-Design), Jai Morjaria (Lighting Designer) Sarah Golding (Movement) and Max Pappenheim (Additional Sound Design).

Cruise will play at the Apollo Theatre from the 13th August until the 4th September. To book tickets visit:

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