To remember David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death there will be three streams of the London production of Lazarus.
Lazarus includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as new songs written for the stage including the title song, Lazarus.
Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, by Walter Tevis, the stage show 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 finally set him free.
Six Feet Under’s Michael C Hall stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation of The Man Who Fell To Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg. Lazarus co-stars Sophia Anne Caruso, and the production is directed by Ivo van Hove.
Lazarus opened at The New York Theatre Workshop in November 2015, and the London production opened in November 2016 where it played a sold out run.
This live-streamed event will be available for three performances only in multiple time zones (GMT, AEDT, EST, PST, CST) from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 January 2021.
Friday 8 January, 7pm – Bowie’s birthday
Saturday 9 January, 7pm
Sunday 10 January, 3pm – The fifth anniversary of Bowie’s death.
Tickets from £16 on sale now at https://link.dice.fm/lazarus
The Lazarus Cast Album is available on RCA / ISO Records.
Words by Paul Clarke, you can see his author profile here.