David Bowie’s Lazarus
King's Cross Theatre, Goods Way, London, N1C 4UR
The London premiere of David Bowie’s Lazarus at the King’s Cross Theatre
David Bowie and Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh’s off-Broadway production of Lazarus transfers to London’s King Cross Theatre.
Directed by Ivo van Hove, Lazarus is inspired by Walter Tevis’ best-selling 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and features new songs specially composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs including Changes, Absolute Beginners and The Man Who Sold The World.
The world premiere production of Lazarus starring Michael C Hall opened on 7 December 2015 at the New York Theatre Workshop, off-Broadway, shortly before Bowie’s death from cancer.
Reprising their roles from the original New York production are Michael C Hall (Thomas Newton), Michael Esper (Valentine) and Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl).
Lazarus will run from 25 October 2016 until 22 January 2017 at the Kings Cross Theatre South.
Lazarus is based on the classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis and centers on the character of Thomas Newton, famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 film.
In search of water for his dying planet, an alien arrives on earth.
Experimented on by the Government and prevented from leaving, he is doomed to live a miserable reclusive life surrounded by wealth and excess.
A glimmer of hope arises when a mysterious girl appears to help him escape planet Earth. But something lurks in the shadows.
The cast features Michael C Hall(Thomas Newton), Michael Esper (Valentine), Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl), Amy Lennox (Elly), Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas and Maimuna Memon (Teenage Girls), Richard Hansell (Zach), Jamie Muscato (Ben), Tom Parsons (Michael) and Julie Yammanee (Maemi).
Inspired by Walter Tevis’s novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus has a book and lyrics by David Bowie and Enda Walsh; Directed by Ivo van Hove with sets and lighting by Jan Versweyveld, costumes by An D’Huys, video by Tal Yarden, sound by Brian Ronan; choreography by Annie-B Parson and dramaturgy by Jan Peter Gerrits.