The musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, directed by Ivo van Hove, will arrive at the King’s Cross Theatre from the 25th October it has been confirmed.
Inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis, Lazarus follows the story of Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth, a ‘man’ unable to die, relying on cheap gin and haunted by a past love. Following him over a few days, we see how the arrival of another lost soul might actually help to set him free.
The musical originally premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop from 18 November 2015 until 20 January 2016, selling out in record time.
This transfer will see Michael C Hall, Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso reprising their roles from the original New York production, with further casting yet to be confirmed.
As well as being directed by Ivo van Hove, the creative team will include scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and choreography by Annie-B Parson.
The score of Lazarus features a catalogue of music from Bowie’s collection such as “Life on Mars”, “Changes” and “Heroes”, performed by a live seven-piece band in new arrangements by Henry Hey.
Director Ivan van Hove’s work is particularly well known at the Barbican and his most recent West End production was the successful Young Vic’s production of A View From a Bridge, which transferred to Broadway and went on to win the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play and a Tony for Best Direction.
Lazarus will run at the King’s Cross Theatre from the 25th October until the 22nd January 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.