Later this year, David Bowie’s Lazarus musical will arrive in London, 10 months after his death. Aside from the heart-breaking farewell album ‘Blackstar’, the musical was one of the final ventures he worked on, with the premiere of the original run in New York months earlier being his final public appearance. The performances will run from October to November in London’s Kings Cross Theatre, but here is everything you need to know, including how you can buy tickets right now.
What is Lazarus?
The musical was co-written by David Bowie and playwright Enda Walsh and initially ran in New York’s Playhouse Theatre from November 2015 to January 2016. The musical is based of the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell To Earth, which Bowie starred in the film adaption of in 1976. This is how the official website describes the story:
“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.”
Who is in the musical?
The full cast has not been announced just yet, but we know that former star of Dexter Michael C. Hall will reprise his role as the lead character, alongside Michael Esper (Valentine) and Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl) – who both also appeared in the New York production.
When is the production running?
The musical will run from 25 October 2016 – 22 January 2017. Tuesday to Sunday shows will start at 8pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances beginning at 3pm.
Where is it playing?
The musical will be performed at the Kings Cross Theatre in London.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets are on sale right now from the official website, with prices ranging from £15 – £75.
Which songs will it include?
The tracklisting for the musical is below, and features songs from his final album ‘Blackstar’ as well as cuts from ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘Low’.
‘It’s No Game (Part 1)’
‘This Is Not America’
‘The Man Who Sold The World’
‘Love Is Lost’
‘Where Are We Now?’
‘Killing A Little Time’
‘Life On Mars?’
‘All The Young Dudes’
‘Sound and Vision’
‘Always Crashing In The Same Car’
‘When I Met You’
Will it include any new material?
Yes, three of the songs – ‘No Plan’, ‘Killing A Little Time’ and ‘When I Met You’ are new tracks that never featured on any of Bowie’s recorded output.