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Stage: Bowie at his best

- September 27, 2016

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Lazarus comes to the UK

When news broke that David Bowie had died it was met by almost universal disbelief. How could it be possible that perhaps the most innovative, exciting and experimental pop artist of the last century and this one was dead. Bowie’s career had always trodden a dangerous and edgy path. As an artist he was never scared of seeking new ways of expressing his creativity. Some met with critical acclaim, some fell on stony ground, but he was never daunted by this and until the end he was as adventurous and dangerous as ever.

His final album was Blackstar, a dark and stark work attached to his final stage project Lazarus, which opened in New York to acclaim. Now, ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus has been announced.
Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas, Richard Hansell, Amy Lennox, Maimuna Memon, Jamie Muscato, Tom Parsons and Julie Yammanee will be joining previously announced cast members Michael C Hall, Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso, who are reprising their roles from the original New York Theatre Workshop production.

Lazarus includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music

Lazarus broke box office records when it played a strictly limited, sold out run in New York from 18 November 2015 to 20 January 2016. Tickets for the London production are on sale now, with preview performances beginning on Tuesday 25 October and an official opening night on Tuesday 8 November. Lazarus is booking until Sunday 22 January 2017.

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Lazarus focuses on Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free. Michael C Hall stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, Lazarus includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music written for the stage. The Lazarus Cast Album will be released on 21 October and features performances by the original NYTW company as well as three of Bowie’s final studio recordings.

25 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3pm
Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Boulevard, London, N1C 4BU


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