Duchess Theatre, London

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A powerful new queer play

29 February 1988. Soho. His last night on earth. The intoxicating, vibrant Cruise is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on earth.

Following the phenomenal success of Channel4’s It’s a Sin, Cruise is a celebration of life, queer culture and survival, this is the uplifting and inspirational theatrical event of summer 2021.

Cruise is booking from 18 May 2021 until 13 June 2021 at the Duchess Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

4 years at most. That’s how long Michael has been given 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.


★★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ The Stage

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 13 June 2022
Special notes

Child policy: This production is recommended for ages 16+.

Running time: 1hr 30min (no interval)

Performance dates: 18 May - 13 June 2021

Important COVID entry requirements

You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.
Social distancing
You are required to keep distance from other audience members and the venue’s staff while inside this venue.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, WC2B 5LA
Nearest Tube or Train: 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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