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The “stunning, joyful and wholeheartedly life-grabbing” (The Guardian), CRUISE is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on earth, performing live for a strictly limited season at the Duchess Theatre. Must end 13 June.

When he’s diagnosed with HIV in 1984, Michael is told he’ll have four years to live – at most. On the last night of his four-year countdown, Michael decides to go out with a bang. He says his goodbyes, dances, sings, and says yes to everything and everyone.

Written and performed by Jack Holden with “vast charm, empathy and energy” (Evening Standard), CRUISE is a celebration of queer culture; a kaleidoscopic musical and spoken word tribute to the veterans of the AIDs crisis; an urgent piece of theatre, with an irresistible 80s soundtrack, which will make you laugh, make you cry, and which inspires us all to live every day as if it’s our last.

Directed “with inventive control” (WhatsOnStage) by Bronagh Lagan and featuring a “pulse-quickening, period-pastiche electro soundtrack” (The Telegraph) performed live by John Elliott.

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Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds available after purchase.


90 minutes (no interval).

How Does It Work

Online Check-in will be required for this event

To assist with test and trace the venue are introducing an airline-style check-in.

  • 48 hours before your performance you will receive a pre-visit email with a check-in link from Nimax Theatres
  • You will be required to confirm that members of your party do not have Covid-19 symptoms - if you cannot confirm this you will be given details on how to exchange (this must be completed no later than 10am on the morning of your performance).
  • Email address - this will be used to communicate pre-show procedures to you, assist with test and trace and provide e-tickets on completion of check-in.
  • The venue will only accept E-ticket for admittance
  • Nimax Theatres will provide you with a contactless e-tickets upon completion of “check-in”.
Suitable For Children



Tuesday 18th May 2021 8pm - Sunday 13th June, 6pm.

Where Do I Go

Duchess Theatre, 3 – 5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA

Duchess Theatre