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King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance)
King’s Cross Theatre
London, N1C 4UR
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 25 Oct 2016
Booking from: 18 Jan 2017
Booking until: 18 Jan 2017
Duration: 2 hours (no interval)
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  • jamesatwill 178 male 48 reviews 1 helpful vote
    80% total rating Lazarus, 28th December 2016
    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!
    Sat in Stalls R23
    The view from this seat was good - probably about a third of the way back, but not too far away from the stage so you can still see facial expressions and get a good overall view of the stage (for Lazarus I am not sure I would want to be too close to the front due to the lighting and projections). The rake is fairly good so the person in front of me didn't block my view much (the photo attached to this review was taken from chest height). The legroom was good and the seats and roomy,
    R23 Stalls - King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls R23
  • fifilou 5"7 female 178 reviews 2 helpful votes
    60% total rating Lazarus, 13th November 2016
    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.
    So this is a one tier theatre with seats just getting further from the stage. This seat is second row to the back. The view from the seat is not particularly restricted, as in there is no obstruction, however, I couldn't really see what was happening, and at time I also struggled to hear. There is plenty of legroom and the seats are quite comfortable. But if you want to see details or feel connected to the show sit in a closer seat.
    ZK15 Stalls - King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls ZK15
  • Beckymary 5 ' 4 female 99 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Lazarus, 29th October 2016
    Sat in Stalls A10
    The stage for this show if very high up so the front row you do have to look up for it. The seats are not proper seats and with this show it was uncomfortable as there was no interval as your feet didnt touch the ground. I would personally not sit here again but the tickets I got on lottery.
    A10 Stalls - King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls A10
  • Beckymary 5 ' 4 female 99 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Lazarus, 7th December 2016
    Sat in Stalls A2
    The comfort of these seats were not great as it was a pop up theatre and also the seats were very flimsy. The view was very restricted in the fact that it was very sideways so your neck hurt after a while and there wasnt an interval. It is best to sit further back for this theatre.
    A2 Stalls - King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls A2
LAZARUS SEATING PLAN
The King’s Cross Theatre (South Entrance) offers seating in the Stalls only, and due to the head-on nature of the seats to the stage, it is best to sit more centrally so as not to miss anything. Sit as far forward as possible to guarantee a better overall view of the stage.

The modern nature of the theatre ensures that there are limited restrictions, with a decent rake in place throughout. Only sit in the rear rows, ZA-ZL, if you are on a strict budget, as these will offer the most restricted views.
King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance), London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
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.
SUITABLE 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+
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