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.
Surreal and deliberately inscrutable, production and performance of the David Bowie musical Lazarus respects and subtly celebrates the great artist’s talent and legacy.
It’s no secret that I’m a big Ivo van Hove fan, I’ve been to New York and Amsterdam several times to see his work as regular readers will know, so booking for his latest show to hit London – Lazarus – was a no-brainer.
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.
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.
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”.