Following rave reviews, the 2022 Olivier Nominated Cruise returns to the West End for a strictly limited run at the Apollo Theatre. Book now!

About the show

February 29th, 1988, Soho

“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.

The Apollo Theatre operates with mitigation methods to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. If you or anyone in your party tests positive for COVID-19 we recommend you stay at home; we operate a 100% exchange guarantee up to 48 hours before your performance. Please contact and they will assist.

Booking Info

Saturday 13 August – Sunday 4 September

Show Times
Tuesday - Saturday, 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 4pm
Sunday, 7pm
Please note:
Friday 2 September, 5.30pm & 8pm
Sunday 4 September, 4pm

Ticket Pricing

Tickets From £15

Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy

Running Time

1hr 40mins no interval

Age Recommendation


This production contains Adult Themes including references to Self-Harm.

Flashing lights, strobing effect, smoke and haze are used in this production.


Book Tickets

In Person

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ


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