Cruise - The Play
  • London Fringe

It's Culture Innit Returns to 1988 to watch Cruise The Play.

This was one of the standout performances to come out of the pandemic, so much so ICI organised two trips to see the play. Cruise is now playing at the bigger Apollo Theatre, and we have organise two price points for ICI to see the show on the 23rd of August

We have organised discounted Band A tickets in the Stalls (Row N) - 38 each plus Outsavvy fees

Band A Dress Circle (Rows D and E) - 38 each plus Outsavvy fees

Band B Grand Circle (Rows B to D) - 28 each plus Outsavvy fees

As always subscribers to the ICI website will have access to the presale. Tickets will be offered to the ICI Facebook group at a later date.

We will also offer a few tickets to ICI subscribers who are struggling. We will also have a pay it forward ticket option.

Tickets on sale until the 12th of July


Cruise ~ February 29th, 1988. Soho, London.

Recently nominated for the 2022 Oliver award for Best New Play and following rave reviews, the theatre show CRUISE returns to Londons West End for a strictly limited run from 13 August to 4th September 2022.

The stunning, joyful and wholeheartedly life-grabbing (The Guardian), CRUISE The Play is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencers last night on earth, performing live for a strictly limited season at the Apollo Theatre, must end 4th September. Following the phenomenal success of its maiden voyage at the Duchess Theatre in 2021, CRUISE returns to the West End to dazzle audiences once again.

When hes diagnosed with HIV in 1984, Michael is told hell have four years to live at most. 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 its the last days of Rome. When Dave dies two years later, Michael doubles down on his hedonistic ways, spending what little he has on drink and drugs.

On the last night of his four-year countdown the 29th February, 1988 Michael decides to go out with a bang. He puts on his favourite jacket, heads for Soho, and embarks on a long night of farewells. He says his goodbyes, dances, sings, and says yes to everything and everyone. Then, with all his affairs taken care of, Michael promptly survives.

Michael got lucky. Hes been given the gift of life; but what kind of life can he now live?

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