Written by David Peake and Directed by the late Leigh Barker, THE BIG GAY CRUISE premiered at Theatre Works as part of Midsumma Festival 2015.
The Pacific Queen sets sail on her epic journey from Sydney to L.A. with scores of twinks, bears, drag queens and every other colour of the gay rainbow on board. It’s the biggest, gayest cruise on earth!
On board, we meet Alex and Ben, who are engaged to be married. But before they do, they’ve decided to embark on this cruise as one final dalliance. A last gasp of sexual freedom before they tie the knot in the United States. So, together with their best men Steven and Anthony, they set off to indulge themselves in all the cruise has to offer. Lounging in the sun all day and partying through the night, at first it’s every bit as much fun as they thought it would be. However, they soon discover that the journey towards their nuptials is not such easy sailing.
“Peake’s songwriting skills excel…striking numbers about life and love.” Theatre Press.
“The comic showstopper…is a delightful little song about a particular sex act.” The Australian.