Prominent among other commemorative David Bowie events is a three-day streaming of Lazarus, the theatre piece that he was working on towards the end of his life and which was ultimately produced to extremely mixed reviews.
Lazarus is unlikely to appeal to lovers of traditional musical theatre, but for those seeking theatre with an edge the production more than lives up to its tantalising promise.
“Inventive,” “entertaining,” “excellent” – Audiences have leaped onto social media to share their excitement about Bowie-inspired coming-of-age story Heroes. Take a look at what they had to say, then book your tickets for the show’s final week!
Are you a David Bowie fan? What first turned you on? Was it seeing his Top of the Pops debut as Ziggy Stardust? Was it your parents taking you to your first Bowie concert when you were still a baby? Was it memorising the album liner notes in your bedroom? Bebe Barry inherited her love of […]
Singing, dancing, angst and euphoria – that’s what we’re getting from these candid images from the rehearsal room of Bowie-inspired play Heroes. Have a peek then book your tickets!
“Being different and unique was suddenly on the table and something to aspire to.” Playwright and performer Bebe Barry tells us about how her father’s experience of seeing David Bowie perform led to the creation of coming-of-age tale Heroes. Read her interview then book your tickets!
Following sell-out runs at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Heroes, a coming-of-age tale set in the 1970s, comes to the Drayton Arms Theatre this month. The play, written by Bebe Barry & Tony Barry, runs from 29 April to 11 May. Book your tickets now!
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads is a one-man show which tells the story of Martin, an 18-year-old a person with a mental health problem who is obsessed with David Bowie.
“The show is like a rollercoaster through the beautiful universe of the legend David Bowie, mixed with my universe. So its not a tribute show, but we recreate Bowie’s music, make it our own.”
Surreal and deliberately inscrutable, production and performance of the David Bowie musical Lazarus respects and subtly celebrates the great artist’s talent and legacy.
As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the most popular contributions from our 20+ syndicate Mates bloggers from the month just closed. What were the reviews and other blogs that got readers clicking most? Any surprises?
Lazarus will undoubtedly be regarded by some as pretentious on an industrial scale – and in some respects it is – but only if you have never bought in to the Bowie ethos.
we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…
This heartwarming and vivid production about one boy’s journey of self-discovery and mission to find his dad – told through the life and music of David Bowie.
Adrian Berry is the writer and director of From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a one-man show about an obsessive David Bowie fan (played by Alex Walton) which opens this month at Waterloo East Theatre ahead of a UK tour. Adrian originally trained as an actor himself and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists across circus, music and …
Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at King’s Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus is announced today.
Adrian Berry’s play about a young David Bowie obsessive will be performed at the Waterloo East Theatre from 18 October to 6 November 2016, coinciding with the European premiere of Bowie’s own musical Lazarus.
David Bowie made his last public appearance at the opening night of his Off-Broadway musical Lazarus on 7 December 2015. The album on which it is based, Blackstar, was released on his 69th birthday on 8 January 2016; he died two days later. The title song begins with the words: “Look up here, I’m in Heaven”.
One man’s psychological problems make for a powerful thriller that digs deep into our current anxieties.
Alistair McDowall’s follow up to his big 2014 hit Pomona is less dazzling, but more emotionally desolate and ambiguous.
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