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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 25 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
  • christierney777 8 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Lazarus, 14th December 2016
    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.
    Sat in Stalls D24
    The entire stage was on offer for me. Ivo Van Hove created a show which was accessible for the entire audience to see. Legroom was perfect.
    D24 Stalls - King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls D24
  • banutatari 7 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Lazarus, 3rd November 2016
    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..
    The seat was on the last row and actually very far from the stage since the theatre has a linear seating plan. The Lazarus staging is impressive yet modest so the details are lost from that far away. I used binoculars for instance. For such a show I would prefer a closer seat if I knew the venue.
    ZL11 Stalls - King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls ZL11
  • rach2625 5 reviews 0 helpful votes
    40% total rating Lazarus, 30th December 2016
    The show was difficult to follow. I didn't really understand what character was who and I heard several people say the same thing as we were leaving the theatre. There was however, a 15 year old girl in the show whose voice was phenomenal. She was the youngest member of the cast and I got chills every time she sang.
    The legroom was great, one of the best theatres I've ever been to for legroom. However, the view was awful. I couldn't see what was going on for the majority of the show once everyone had taken their seats. A lot of people were complaining about the poor view as they were leaving the theatre. As for the chairs themselves, after a while, my back really started to ache from them!
    ZD22 Stalls - King's Cross Theatre (South Entrance) - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls ZD22
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 stars 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 star 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 includes 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 features 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 is set to run 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.
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