David Bowie's Lazarus musical confirms London transfer to King's Cross

David Bowie's Lazarus musical confirms London transfer to King's Cross

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    David Bowie's musical Lazarus will transfer to London's King's Cross Theatre this October 2016, starring Michael C. Hall.

    Book Lazarus tickets today for the King’s Cross Theatre London.

    Written by the late David Bowie and Enda Walsh (Once the Musical), Lazarus includes songs which have been especially composed for the production by Mr. Bowie, as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.



    Inspired by the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis, 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.

    David Bowie famously portrayed the character of Thomas Newton in Nicolas Roeg's 1976 film adaptation.

    Reprising their roles from the NY production, Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (TV’s Dexter; Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will star as Thomas Newton, alongside Michael Esper (Sting's The Last Ship) as Valentine, and Sophia Anne Caruso (The Sound Of Music: Live) as Girl. Further casting for Lazarus is still to be confirmed.

    Directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove (A View From The Bridge) with designs by Jan Versweyveld, Lazarus first premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop playing a limited season from November 18th 2015 until January 20th 2016. Rolling Stone described the NY production as “Wild, fantastical, eye-popping. A surrealistic tour de force.”

    Lazarus tickets are bookable for previews from Tuesday 25th October 2016, with press night Tuesday 8th November, currently running until Sunday 22nd January 2017.

    Book Lazarus tickets today for the King’s Cross Theatre London.