David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s musical Lazarus to open in London


David Bowie and Enda Walsh's musical Lazarus will open in London at the Kings Cross Theatre from 25 October – 22 January.

The production will transfer to London following a sell-out run at the New York Theatre Workshop which began in December 2015.

After opening off-Broadway in New York December 2015, critics praised the production

Directed Ivo Van Hove, with designs by Jan Versweyveld, Lazarus is written by David Bowie alongside Irish dramatist Enda Walsh whose work includes the Tony Award-winning musical Once.

Reprising their roles from the original New York production are Michael C Hall as Thomas Newton, Michael Esper as Valentine and Sophia Anne Caruso as Girl.

Lazarus features a collection of David Bowie's songs, such as ‘Life on Mars’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Changes’, as well as three new tracks including ‘No Plan’, ‘Killing A Little Time’ and ‘When I Met You’.

Lazarus is inspired by the book 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and is a sequel to the film of the same name which starred David Bowie.

The musical follows Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth – a 'man' unable to die. While his head is soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love, the musical follows Thomas during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free.

Groups of 12 or more receive 10% off all prices on Tuesday and Wednesday shows (excluding 26 December – 2 January).