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It’s 1988 in Soho and tonight should be Micheal Spencer’s last night on earth. If you enjoyed the wildly successful tv show It’s a Sin then Cruise will let you continue that celebration of life, love and survival in the gay community in the 80s.

In 1984, Michael gets the news, he’s HIV positive. He’s given four years to live, at most. What do you do when your clock is literally ticking? Well, Michael and his partner Dave decide to sell the house, get rid of the car and spend it all partying and celebrating like there is no tomorrow.

Two years on Dave dies and Michael steps up his hedonistic ways. Then on the 29th of February 1988, the last day on his ticking clock, Michael hits the streets of Soho wearing his favourite jacket and goes on a singing, dancing farewell tour. After saying goodbye to everyone and everything and putting all his affairs in order Michael promptly… survives.

Micheal is one of the lucky gay men who has been given the gift of life; but what kind of life can he live now?

This new one-man play premiered to streaming audiences earlier this year and is now set to make its live stage debut this summer.

Written and performed by Jack Holden (War Horse, West End; Ink, Almeida Theatre) 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.

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