David Bowie’s musical Lazarus has confirmed it will open in London this autumn at the Kings Cross Theatre. Here are 5 reasons it is a must see:
1. It was co-written by Bowie.
The show was co-written by Bowie and award-winning playwright Enda Walsh and will be the first time any theatrical work from the late singer has been shown on the London stage.
Inspired by Walter Tevis’ book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, the show is about a human looking alien who is trapped on Earth, disillusioned by life but unable to die. Bowie starred in the 1976 film adaptation.
2. It showcases 3 unreleased Bowie tracks
Fans will hear three unreleased Bowie songs (No Plan, Killing a Little Time and When I Met You) as well as new arrangements of classic songs including Changes, Absolute Beginners and The Man Who Sold The World.
3. The New York cast are transferring with the show
There was much speculation on whether Michael C Hall would transfer with the London production due to prior film commitments so getting Hall on board is a major coup. Hall is most famous for the hit US crime series Dexter and Six Feet Under. Also transferring are Sophia Anne Caruso and Michael Esper.
4. It was a smash hit in the US
The New York run was a huge hit at the New York Theatre Workshop with the run selling out almost immediately. Tickets were then being sold on secondary sites for thousands of dollars. It’s likely it will replicate that success across the pond.
5. It’s directed by Ivo van Hove
The musical is directed by acclaimed Belgium director Ivo van Hove who previously directed the award winning production of A View From the Bridge with Mark Strong.
Lazarus will run from 25 October 2016 until 22 January 2017 at the Kings Cross Theatre South.