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David Bowie musical Lazarus to play at London’s King’s Cross Theatre

Michael C Hall in the original production of Lazarus in New York. Photo: Jan Versweyveld
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David Bowie musical Lazarus is to transfer to the Kings Cross Theatre in London later this year.

Michael C Hall will reprise his role from the original New York production, alongside fellow stars Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso.

Written by Bowie and Enda Walsh and directed by Ivo van Hove, the musical features both new songs and tracks from Bowie’s back catalogue, including Life on Mars? and Heroes.

It first opened at the New York Theatre Workshop on December 7, 2015, and was one of the final projects completed by Bowie before his death on January 10, 2016.

The UK transfer will run in a new purpose-built auditorium as part of the Kings Cross Theatre from October 25 to January 22, 2017, with a press night on November 8.

The theatre, a 1,000-seat tent by the railway station of the same name, was originally erected in 2014 to house a London production of The Railway Children.

However it has since hosted the UK production of In the Heights, making Lazarus the third show to be staged there.

The UK transfer of Lazarus has scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costumes by An D’Huys, hair and wigs by Richard Mawbey, video by Tal Yarden and sound by Tony Gayle.

Henry Hey will serve as music director, while Annie-B Parson will choreograph and Bob Knight will be music fixer.

Further stars are yet to be announced for the show, which is being cast by Jill Green.

It is produced by Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment.