Cruise to dock in Manchester

Published: 22 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton


Set in 1980s Soho, Cruise was the first new play to première in the West End when theatres reopened after the COVID pandemic in May 2021.

Writer and performer Jack Holden (Ten Per Cent, Amazon Prime Video; War Horse, National Theatre), and co-star John Patrick Elliott (The Litle Unsaid), who mixes and performs live an original electronic soundtrack during the show, bring the production to HOME, Manchester July 20–August 12.

Winning a coveted Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play, a feature film is also currently in development.

Inspired by a true story Jack was told while volunteering for Switchboard, the LGBTQ+ listening and advice phone line, Cruise brings to life Soho in a kaleidoscopic musical of queer culture.

Age guidance: 16+.

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