Aria Entertainment & HOME presents


Olivier Award Nomination 2022 - Best New Play

1988. Soho. His Last Night on Earth

The “stunning, joyful and wholeheartedly life-grabbing” (The Guardian), Olivier award nominated 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 – 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… and then survives.

Written and performed with “vast charm, empathy and energy” (Evening Standard) by Jack Holden, Cruise is a celebration of queer culture. A kaleidoscopic musical and spoken word tribute to the veterans of the AIDs crisis with an irresistible 80s soundtrack. Cruise will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to live every day as if it’s your last.

"Life Affirming"

The Telegraph


Gay Times

"Stunningly funny, joyful and whole heartedly life-grabbing"

The Guardian

"A one man masterpiece"

Evening Standard

1 hour and 40 minutes

  • Running time: 1hr 40mins (no interval)
  • Suitable for 16yrs+
  • This production contains smoking, smoke and haze
  • There are adult themes throughout this production including references to self-harm
  • Tickets: £35 – £12.50

Accessible Performances

Audio Described Performance: Thu 3 Aug 20:00

Captioned Performance: Wed 2 Aug 20:00

British Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Wed 2 Aug 20:00

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