“A one-man masterpiece” (Evening Standard) 

 Nominated for the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Cruise is now playing its’ final shows in London’s West End and must end on 4th September.

Performed and created by Jack Holden, Cruise is “an emotional rollercoaster without ever once losing its hold on your attention” (Evening Standard), featuring a “pulse-quickening, period-pastiche electro soundtrack” (The Telegraph) performed live by John Patrick Elliott.

Cruise is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on Earth. When he’s diagnosed with HIV in 1984, Michael is told he’ll have four years to live. So, with the clock ticking, he and his partner Dave decide to sell their house, flog the car, and spend everything they have to party like it’s the last days of Rome.

Cruise is “The most breath-taking piece of theatre in 2022” (Harriet Thorpe)”

Book now - final weeks – only until 4th September at the Apollo Theatre.


One hour an 40 minutes including 20 minute interval.


13th August - 4th September 2022


Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

Bookable via Nimax Theatres Access | 0330 333 4815 or

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.

Where Do I Go

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EZ


5.0(7 reviews)
  • Michael I

    September 4, 2022

    Full of energy and nostalgia. An extraordinary experience in every way. Seriously top class theatre.

  • Dean

    September 2, 2022

    What amazing performance The story reminded me of myself in the 90,’s Made me cry

  • Anne

    August 28, 2022

    Fantastic acting with a super interesting storyline that held the audience the whole way through.