As the West End began to reopen following the shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago, Jack Holden led the way starring in his debut play Cruise which showcased at the Duchess Theatre. Now 12 months on, the Olivier-nominated play is set to return to London for a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from August 13th to September 4th.
The plot of Cruise is set in the 1980's and follows Michael, a young gay man in London as he heads out on the town for a last night of farewells. Jack Holden will once again star in his debut play, which explores a generation of young men whose lives were impacted by AIDS and HIV in the 1980s Soho Gay community.
Speaking of the new West End run of the play, Jack Holden and John Patrick Elliot commented “We’re ecstatic that Cruise is coming to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run this summer. Our first run reopened the West End with a bang. Audiences had been cooped up indoors for a long time, and we all needed a reason to come together, to laugh, to cry and to have a little dance – Cruise was just that. This incarnation of Cruise will be bigger, brighter, louder and prouder. We can’t wait to get back on stage, make one hell of a noise, and take our audiences back to 1980s Soho.”
Cruise will be directed by Bronagh Lagan, and features original music by John Patrick Elliott, choreography by Sarah Golding, lighting design by Jai Morjaria, design by Nik Corrall and STUFISH Entertainment Architects, and sound design by Max Pappenheim.
Performances of Cruise will be at the Apollo Theatre from August 13th 2022.