Cruise (London)
Starts Aug 13 1h 30m
Cruise (London)
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Jack Holden's Olivier Award-nominated play exploring queer culture in the 1980s returns to the West End.

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Critic Reviews (8)

The Telegraph (UK)
May 20th, 2021
For a previous production

As the West End reopens, the pick of the young crop is Jack Holden’s self-performed debut about life on London’s gay scene in the 1980s.
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The London Evening Standard
May 21st, 2021
For a previous production

Still, [Cruise is] a remarkable achievement for young actor Jack Holden, who wrote the script under lockdown and performs it with vast charm, empathy and energy.
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WhatsOnStage
May 21st, 2021
For a previous production

But [Cruise] is a remarkable tour-de-force, directed with inventive control by Bronagh Lagan, and powered by Holden's passionate, loving performance which conjures and celebrates all these lost men.
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London Theatre
May 24th, 2021
For a previous production

A paean to a sybaritic Soho of a vanished era, Cruise namechecks the bars and, well, cruising locales of an earlier era, while the music encompasses Gloria Gaynor and Patsy Cline and many others besides.
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The Stage (UK)
May 21st, 2021
For a previous production

Elliott’s soundtrack drives the play but it’s the richness of Holden’s narrative that grabs our attention. His story, like the music, is familiar but told with remarkable freshness and flair.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 21st, 2021
For a previous production

Joyful, painful and wholeheartedly life-grabbing, Cruise is an ode to the gay men who lived, loved and were lost during the Aids crisis.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 30th, 2021
For a previous production

Though [Jack Holden] sometimes overwrites – the rhythm can throb repetitively and the adjectives rarely come singly – Holden performs with candour and excitement. He has earned his audience.
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BritishTheatre.com
June 2nd, 2021
For a previous production

One of the main reasons the play works so well is Holden’s superb research and knowledge of the period...It’s a joyous, funny, moving piece and I urge you to see it.
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