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Lazarus: David Bowie Falls to Earth

Hailed as ‘baffling’, ‘weird’ and a ‘surrealistic tour-de-force’, you still have the opportunity to see Lazarus, the sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth. It must surely be one of the most keenly anticipated theatrical events of 2016. After the shock of Bowie’s death, the irony of the title will not be lost on his fans, nor will the theme of the original book, the film by Nicolas Roeg and now its sequel, all of which explore themes of alienation and loneliness – what it is to be stranded on an alien planet. It’s certainly made me want to see the film again. Doubtless it will drive Bowie aficionados to the original book by Walter Tevis, as well. It’s worth a read.

Hailed as ‘baffling’, ‘weird’ and a ‘surrealistic tour-de-force’, you still have the opportunity to see Lazarus, the sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth. It has surely been one of the most keenly anticipated theatrical events of 2016. After the shock of Bowie’s death, the irony of the title will not be lost on his fans, nor will the theme of the original book, the film by Nicolas Roeg and now its sequel, all of which explore themes of alienation and loneliness – what it is to be stranded on an alien planet. It’s certainly made me want to see the film again. Doubtless it will drive Bowie aficionados to the original book by Walter Tevis, as well. It’s worth a read.

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The show premiered in November of last year (just before Bowie died) and was written by Bowie and Enda Walsh, the Irish playwright and screenwriter who adapted his play Disco Pigs for the screen and co-wrote Hunger. He also adapted the film Once as a musical for the stage.

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The American cast will reprise their roles for the UK performances; Michael C. Hall (from Dexter), Michael Esper (star of Sting’s musical The Last Ship) and Sophie Anne Caruso (The Nether). Directed by Ivo Van Hove, who also directed Mark Strong in acclaimed runs of A View From The Bridge, which played in London and New York, Lazarus promises to be a real event on London’s theatrical calendar, in a city crammed with such offerings. It will play from 25th October 2016 to 22nd January 2017 at the King’s Cross Theatre.

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King’s Cross Theatre
Goods Way, London, N1C 4UR

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Burns Night: Whisky 101 at The Gallery 

Celebrating Burns Night without whisky is nothing short of sacrilege. Where better then to honour Scotland’s greatest poet than at The Gallery in West Hampstead, which has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. Here’s a Short Epigram on Parting with a Kind Host in the Highlands penned by Burns himself: When death’s …

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David Ramirez Releases ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ and Plays St Pancras Old Church

David Ramirez has announced details of his new album We’re Not Going Anywhere, set for UK commercial release via Thirty Tigers on January 12th, 2018. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage. It follows …

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