Lazarus at King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) tickets
Lazarus at King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) tickets

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Overview

Michael C Hall starred in Lazarus, a brand new Off-Broadway musical created by global superstar David Bowie and Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh (Once). Originally premiering in December 2015 at the New York Theatre Workshop, this surreal and fantastical musical received its London premiere at King’s Cross Theatre (South Entrance) in November 2016 and opened to rave reviews.

Inspired by Walter Tevis’ best-selling 1963 novel, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus is the follow-on project from the film of the same name, which starred David Bowie. Focusing on Thomas Newton, a “man” left on Earth and unable to die, Lazarus follows Newton as he turns to cheap gin and images of a past love. When an equally lost soul arrives in his apartment, Newton finally believes that he has the chance to be set free.

Lazarus features a mind-blowing back catalogue of Bowie’s greatest songs, including “The Man Who Sold the World”, “Changes”, “Absolute Beginners”, “Life on Mars?”, “Heroes” and, of course, “Lazarus”, amongst many more. A thrilling combination of some of the world’s greatest songs and a jaw-dropping technologic musical, Lazarus is not a musical to be missed.

Dexter starred Michael C Hall reprises his role as Thomas Newton, alongside Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird) as Girl and Michael Esper (The Glass Menagerie, American Idiot) as Valentine. Michael C Hall has various credits to his name, including the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, Cabaret and Chicago. His performance in Dexter earned several Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.

Further casting included Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots) as Elly and Jamie Muscato (Bend it Like Beckham) as Ben, with Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas, Richard Hansell as Zach, Maimuna Memon, Tom Parsons as Michael and Julie Yammanee as Maemi.

Directed by Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge), Lazarus featured design and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys, video design by Tal Yarden, sound design by Tony Gayle and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Having opened for previews in October, with an official opening on November 8th 2016, Lazarus ran until January 22nd 2017.

Recommended for

Lazarus is a must-see for any David Bowie fan, featuring a huge amount of the musician’s greatest hits. Anyone who enjoys a non-traditional musical will thoroughly enjoy this!

Lazarus is recommended for those aged 12 and up.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (no interval)
Opened: 25 Oct 2016
Press night: 08 Nov 2016
Booking from: 18 Jan 2017
Booking until: 18 Jan 2017

Location and map

King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance)
King’s Cross Theatre
London, N1C 4UR

59 Reviews Add review

David Bowie was outside my sphere of influence so this wasn't a show that initially interested me, but I had heard some great thin... More

jamesatwill 178, 71 reviews, 2 helpful votes

David Bowie was outside my sphere of influence so this wasn't a show that initially interested me, but I had heard some great things about this show and really wanted to see it before it closed as many of my friends had referred to it as landmark theatre. It was absolutely crazy but I LOVED it! I had read a brief synopsis of the plot before going, and the girl sitting next to me was explaining the plot of The Man Who Fell To Earth (which I haven't seen) to her boyfriend just before it started - and both of those things definitely helped (otherwise I would have had absolutely no idea what was going on). The performances were all brilliant, I loved the music and recognised more songs than I was expecting. But the real highlight for me was the staging - the video projections were absolutely incredible - I don't think I've seen anything like it on that scale. Definitely glad I went!

jamesatwill 178, 71 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This show absolutely blew my mind! I won the tickets in a competition and hadn't previously thought of going to see the show. But ... More

leannewood 5"8, 11 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show absolutely blew my mind! I won the tickets in a competition and hadn't previously thought of going to see the show. But boy am I glad I did!! The technology, the acting and direction and the performances were all outstanding! The imagery was so powerful and accompanied by Bowie's incredible music the show was jaw dropping! I hope it returns!

leannewood 5"8, 11 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I must a admit that I saw this show more out or curiosity than being a huge David Bowie fan. I enjoyed the concept and I thought t... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I must a admit that I saw this show more out or curiosity than being a huge David Bowie fan. I enjoyed the concept and I thought that the staging was brilliant. I loved the plain set and the use of the screen was brilliant especially allowing people further back to have a glimpse at some of the detail on stage. The music was obviously iconic and the story was well put across. A good show with brilliant performances. Just not really my thing.

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I just loved the show. It was different than other shows I've seen so far. For me as a Bowie lover this was a must see and the act... More

jannesteffen 174cm, 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I just loved the show. It was different than other shows I've seen so far. For me as a Bowie lover this was a must see and the actors were brilliant. Its such a touching production and I felt that Bowie was watching from heaven.

jannesteffen 174cm, 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This was my second visit to the show and the show is definitely weird and wacky. I am not a typical David Bowie fan but went to se... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 131 reviews, 8 helpful votes

This was my second visit to the show and the show is definitely weird and wacky. I am not a typical David Bowie fan but went to see the show purely for Michael C Hall. However, I returned to see it this time because it really was brilliant and I knew most of the songs. Well worth a visit, but take an open mind with you! Unable to take a view from my seat as they're are actors on stage the minute you enter the auditorium.

Charmainf 5ft 4", 131 reviews, 8 helpful votes

Michael C. Hall led an amazing cast which worked its way through a complicated story, with unexpected twists and turns which all c... More

christierney777 5"9, 101 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Michael C. Hall led an amazing cast which worked its way through a complicated story, with unexpected twists and turns which all created an amazing piece of theatre.

christierney777 5"9, 101 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was incredible. Its a must see for any bowie-fan. The cast was very strong. loved the show.

jannesteffen 174cm, 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was incredible. Its a must see for any bowie-fan. The cast was very strong. loved the show.

jannesteffen 174cm, 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fabulous! The music was capturing. My photo is taken at the end of the show, while David Bowie was saluting us as we leave the hal... More

banutatari 158 cm, 11 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fabulous! The music was capturing. My photo is taken at the end of the show, while David Bowie was saluting us as we leave the hall. Touching..

banutatari 158 cm, 11 reviews, 1 helpful vote

taroly 178cm, 21 reviews, 2 helpful votes

taroly 178cm, 21 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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