Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016.
Reprising their roles from the original New York Theatre Workshop production are Michael C Hall as Newton, Michael Esper as Valentine and Sophia Anne Caruso as Girl. Olivier-nominated British actress Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots, Decade) will play the role of Elly. The full cast includes Jon Boydon, Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas, Alexandra Da Silva, Richard Hansell,Trina Hill, Maimuna Memon, Jamie Muscato, Tom Parsons, Hannah Rose Thompson, Paul Westwood and Julie Yammanee.
LAZARUS broke box office records when it played a limited, sold out run in New York from 18 November 2015 to 20 January 2016. Tickets for the London production are on sale now at lazarusmusical.com
Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, LAZARUS focuses on 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.
Directed by Ivo van Hove, LAZARUS includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music written for the stage. The LAZARUS Cast Album will be released on 21 October on RCA / ISO Records and features performances by the original NYTW company as well as three of Bowie’s final studio recordings, now released for the first time.
Paul Burton says
I thought the Kings Cross Theatre has already played host to other productions?