'I'm a dying man who can't die.' Thomas Newton came to Earth seeking water for his drought-ridden planet. Years later he's still stranded here, soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. But the arrival of another lost soul brings one last chance of freedom...Inspired by the book The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis and its cult film adaptation starring David Bowie, Lazarus brings the story of Thomas Newton to its devastating conclusion. Written by Bowie with the playwright Enda Walsh, and incorporating some of Bowie's most iconic songs, Lazarus was first performed at New York Theatre Workshop in 2015, starring Michael C. Hall and directed by Ivo Van Hove. The production transferred to London in 2016.
David Bowie released over thirty albums throughout his fifty years in the music industry, including The Man Who Sold the World, Space Oddity, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Young Americans, Low and Heroes among others. His final album Blackstar was released to critical acclaim in January this year. Also an accomplished actor, Bowie appeared on Broadway in The Elephant Man, and can be seen in many films including The Last Temptation of Christ and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. In 1996, Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1999, he became a Commandeur dans L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Enda Walsh is an award-winning Irish playwright. His plays include Ballyturk, Misterman, Penelope, The New Electric Ballroom, The Walworth Farce, The Small Things, Bedbound and Disco Pigs. He won a Tony Award in 2012 for writing the book for the musical Once. His work has been performed all over the world.