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.
“It’s an honour just to be nominated…” Come award season, these words are often heard but you do have to wonder what it feels like to be the only member of a four person ensemble that isn’t up for an Olivier Award.
While John Tiffany’s gift for direction may be taking fantastical flight over at the Palace Theatre, rest assured it is no less magical here. Kate O’Flynn’s Laura first appears like a spirit, passing right through the furniture as she is evoked by her brother, likewise Cherry Jones’ Amanda arrives out of thin air.
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.
On Sunday 6 November 2016, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair will be performed for the first time on the London stage as a symphonic concert by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra under director Thom Southerland at Cadogan Hall.
John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited season from 26 January 2017.
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.
Sultry: There is a taut emotional quality to John Tiffany’s production of Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie at the King’s Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
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”.