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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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