David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics’ will be released next month

The content of the book will be taken from the Bowie musical, which opens in London on October 25

The official script and song lyrics from the David Bowie musical, Lazarus, will be released in a new book next month.

Lazarus will open at the Kings Cross Theatre in London from October 25, where it will run until January 21 2017. One of the late musician’s final projects, the musical first premiered in New York late last year and is based on Bowie’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which saw the musician playing the character of an alcoholic alien called Thomas Newton.

With the London staging of the show set to commence shortly, the release of an accompanying script and lyric book for Lazarus has been announced. As Pitchfork reports, the new book, which is being published by Nick Hern Books, will contain the full script to the play, lyrics to all of the songs, and a special introduction from its Irish co-writer Enda Walsh. More information about the book can be found here.

Michael C Hall, Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso will reprise their roles from the New York production of Lazarus. The full cast list can be seen here.

Bowie’s final ever recordings will be heard when the official soundtrack album for the musical is released next week (October 21). The 2CD/3LP ‘Lazarus Cast Album’ will include three final Bowie studio recordings (‘No Plan’, ‘Killing A Little Time’ and ‘When I Met You’) as well as the ‘Blackstar’ recording of ‘Lazarus’. The record will also feature cast versions of Bowie songs like ‘Life On Mars?’ and ‘Lazarus’.

Speaking to Jeremy Paxman in 2000, Bowie expressed his desire to write musicals and plays. “When I was a teenager I had it in my mind that I would be a creator of musicals for the West End and Broadway, and people would do my songs,” he said.

Bowie passed away in January following what an official statement described as “a courageous 18 month battle with cancer”.