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David Bowie's musical Lazarus is opening in London this year

25 July 2016, 10:05 | Written by Laurence Day

David Bowie's musical Lazarus will be premiered in the UK at London's King's Cross Theatre later in 2016.

Lazarus is written by Bowie and Enda Walsh, and is inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Trevis - Bowie starred as the lead in the 1976 movie adaptation.

Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter) is reprising his role as Thomas Newton - Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso are also returning, with full casting set to be confirmed "at a later date".

A press release says of the production: "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."

Ivo van Hove directs the show, which will open 25 October in the UK capital. It'll run until 22 January 2017, with evening performances Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm and Wednesday and weekend matinees at 3pm. Tickets are from £15.

The original US run took place at the New York Theatre Workstop between 18 November 2015 until 20 January 2016.

In related news, it was recently announced that a lost Bowie record from the '70s titled The Gouster would be getting a full release in the near future.

Watch the video for "Lazarus", one of Bowie's final singles, taken from his Blackstar LP.

Read our Longread feature about David Bowie's Berlin days.

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