New life for Bowie’s Lazarus as it heads for London terminus

Michael C Hall in Lazarus (Broadway cast). Images Jan Versweyveld.
Michael C Hall in Lazarus (Broadway cast). Images Jan Versweyveld.

There’s an extension in the life of David Bowie’s musical, Lazarus. The production, about a man who couldn’t die, which played Off Broadway, is coming to King’s Cross Theatre this autumn.

Lazarus, written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, is inspired by Walter Tevis’ The Man Who Fell To Earth. It will be directed by Ivo van Hove, and will run in London from October 25-January 22.

Michael C Hall & Sophia Anne Caruso in Lazarus (Broadway cast). Images  Jan Versweyveld.

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 finally set him free.

Lazarus premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in November and ran for eight weeks, selling out in record time.

Reprising their roles from the original New York production are Michael C Hall, Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso. Full casting will be announced at a later date.

Get a taste of what’s to come:

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