Before his passing, David Bowie and Edna Walsh premiered their new musical Lazarus in New York. Producers announced today that the show will have its London premiere in October 2016.
Lazarus is inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth. 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.
Lazarus had its world premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop in November 2015, selling out in record time.
The London production will see the show's New York leads Michael C Hall, Michael Esper, and Sophia Anne Caruso, reprising their roles. Further casting will be announced soon.
Lazarus is directed by Ivo Van Hove, sets and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costumes by An D'Huys, video design by Tal Yarden, UK sound design by Tony Gayle, musical direction by Henry Hey, choreography by Annie-B Parson, and hair and wig by Richard Mawbey.
Lazarus is produced by Robert Fox Limited and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment.
Lazarus will be presented at the Kings Cross Theatre from 25 October 2016 to 22 January 2017.