Cruise at Duchess Theatre tickets
Cruise at Duchess Theatre tickets

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A vibrant celebration of queer culture

The West End’s Duchess Theatre re-opens with a celebration of queer culture in the 1980s, in Cruise, written by Jack Holden. The one-man show, set to music, will play for a strictly limited season this summer. 

29 February 1988 is the last day of Michael’s life, and he’s determined to go out in style. Diagnosed with HIV in 1984 and having lost his partner, Dave, two years later, he isn’t expecting to see another morning. But when the clock keeps ticking, Michael has a new challenge. After living every day as if it’s his last, how does he decide what to do with his future?

Based on a true story, Cruise is written by and stars Jack Holden (War Horse), with Bronagh Lagan directing and a live 80s soundtrack performed by John Elliott.

Perfect for fans of It’s A Sin and Angels in America, Cruise play tickets transport audiences to the height of the 1980s with its urgent, moving tribute to those who lived through the AIDs crisis.

Important information

Playing at: Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA

Performance dates: 01 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

Age recommendation: Best for age 16+

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Absolutely outstanding piece of theatre. Beautifully performed with an exhilarating soundtrack that works perfectly with the piece.... More

rikkiONshow 178cm, 362 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Absolutely brilliant. If you loved the recent Channel 4 series 'It's a Sin' then you will love this show. The acting and writing... More

joc78 5"4, 442 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Excellent show, well acted and written. Explores generational trauma and the legacy of the AIDS epidemic with heartfelt sincerity More

eddiet 22 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fantastic show! Hope it returns tot he west end soon! More

albuspotter 5"11, 268 reviews, 15 helpful votes

A stunning 90 minute piece that absolutely deserves all the praise it’s getting. Couldn’t recommend more. More

HeyImMark 171cm, 91 reviews, 4 helpful votes


rgowan 5"6, 250 reviews, 14 helpful votes


emilym27 5’4, 53 reviews, 0 helpful votes


rgowan 5"6, 250 reviews, 14 helpful votes


rgowan 5"6, 250 reviews, 14 helpful votes