Award winning Cruise comes to Manchester
This show is a celebration of queer culture, but also a story about the AID’s crisis in 1980’s / 90’s.
"1988. Soho. His Last Night on Earth," a fascinating narrative that will leave you breathless with its intensity and ecstasy, takes you on an exciting and exhilarating trip.
Prepare to be enthralled by Cruise, a thrilling theatrical masterwork acclaimed as "stunning, joyous, and utterly captivating" (The Guardian) and nominated for an Olivier Award. This magnificent performance brings you to Michael Spencer's bright universe, where every moment is imbued with the spirit of life itself.
In 1988, among the busy streets of Soho, Michael receives a life-altering HIV diagnosis, along with a dismal prognosis of only four years to live. Michael vows to embrace the unusual as his final night on Earth approaches. He bids his loved ones goodnight and surrenders to the entrancing rhythm of the night. He says yes to every experience and soul he meets via dance, singing, and an indomitable spirit.
Cruise, as crafted by the very brilliant Jack Holden, has an invincible spirit, immersing the audience in a tapestry of enormous charm, sensitivity, and inexhaustible energy (Evening Standard). It is a joyous tribute to LGBT culture, an eruption of multicoloured music and spoken word that honours the AIDS crisis heroes. Cruise takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, inspiring laughter, tears, and, most importantly, an unbreakable determination to grab every precious moment with fervour and passion.
Join us on this unforgettable journey as Cruise fires your soul, leaving an everlasting impact on your heart and encouraging you to embrace each day with an unrelenting sense of joy and vigour.
"STUNNINGLY FUNNY, JOYFUL AND WHOLE HEARTEDLY LIFE-GRABBING"
"A ONE MAN MASTERPIECE"
Published: 21-Jun-2023: (7149)