Cruise the Play


Date: 12 to 30 April

Time: 7.30pm-9pm

Venue address:
Caledon Street &, Buitenkant St, District Six, Cape Town

The details

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

This one-man play is an emotional rollercoaster at times and at others, an hilarious ode to gay culture in the 80's and how AIDS changed the community forever. Its staging in South Africa is very appropriate, as 2022 marked the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the HIV /AIDS pandemic on the African continent. It was nominated for the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Cruise opened in the West End of London in the thick of the Covid-19 Pandemic and was the first play to surface out of the pandemic. It ran for a month at The Duchess Theatre and due to popular demand and rave reviews, transferred to the Apollo Theatre in the West End, closing in September 2022.

This South African production of Cruise is directed by Josh Lindberg with original music by John Patrick Elliott, set design by Wilhelm Disbergen, lighting by Jane Gosnell and produced by Colin Law.

Cruise stars Daniel Geddes in the re-staging of the Jack Holden original work.

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