Why See Lazarus?
strange fascination, fascinating me
Co-written by the dearly departed musical icon David Bowie and Tony-winner Enda Walsh (Once), Lazarus lands in London after a sell-out run in New York with Dexter star Michael C. Hall, who also leads this London transfer. Including both re-worked material from Bowie's iconic back catalogue alongside brand new music he composed for the production in the months before his untimely death.
Lazarus is based on the classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. Bowie himself played the lead role in Nicolas Roeg's 1976 movie adaptation, starring as a hollow-eyed humanoid alien (this was during Bowie's Thin White Duke phase) who comes to the earth in search of water for his drought-ridden home planet.
While Lazarus marked Bowie's first time scoring a stage show, he was no stranger to the world of theatre. His 1979 performance in the Tony-winning The Elephant Man drew rapturous responses from the critics, while of course his myriad musical personas have all had a strong theatrical streak.
DAVID BOWIE 1947 - 2016
Previews from: 25 October 2016
Opening night: 8 November 2016
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and over
Two hours long with no interval
And before you stop reading
Images are taken from the New York production
Cast and Creative
Michael C Hall
Sophia Anne Caruso
Written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh
Based on the original novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Costume design is by An D'Huys
Hair and wig design by Richard Mawbey
Video design by Tal Yarden
Sound by Tony Gayle
Choreography by Annie-B Parson
Musical Direction by Henry Hey
What we thought
Non-linear Story BOWIE!
A strange comfort on a dark day.
A sequel to Walter Tevis' novel The Man Who Fell To Earth and subsequent film of the same name starring Ziggy Stardust himself, Lazarus follows the lovesick and displaced humanoid-extraterrestrial Thomas Newton, played by Dexter alumnus MichaelRead full review
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