Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics (Paperback)
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Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 31/10/2016
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'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.

Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426269
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Beautiful...a last transmission from a dying star." - Time Out
"Blazingly original...adds another mysterious chapter to a career that was full of infinite mystery." - The Stage
"David Bowie's parting gift to the world - and what a rare and mesmeric testament this is...it s all unforgettable. I sat rapt throughout' - Independent
"Captivating, tense, and emotional... shows like this don t come along very often." - Radio Times
"Lazarus...continually emphasizes the surreal over the explicit at nearly every turn... It s all strange and wonderful and heartbreaking and funny in alternating measure." Rolling Stone
"[A] poignant remembrance as well as a satisfyingly chewy work in its own right." - Financial Times
"Gripping [a] strangely poetic piece of music theatre... there s nothing at all conventional about this. It is festive. Riotous. Dionysian. Wonderful." - BritishTheatre.com
"Like David Bowie himself, this is a show that defies definition. It's both all and none of a musical, a play, a gig, performance art, philosophical meditation, a fever dream, a collective trip into the unknown... strangely fascinating and fascinatingly strange." - Broadway World
"Fascinating to watch... [a] spectacular study of a pained outsider s search for peace." - Guardian
"Bowie's ghost is movingly present the play feels part celebration, part wake; sorrow and death fug up the theatre like some sort of paranormal mist." - GQ Magazine
"Intriguing and nuanced... a fitting memorial to one of the giants of popular culture." - Gay Times
"Outstanding... full of wild energy, magical effects and overwhelming music." - WhatsOnStage
"Enda Walsh's book is full of longing for love, for peace, for release from earthly ties while songs from Bowie's iconic catalogue, an astonishing legacy spanning four decades, are reimagined in a new context whilst somehow retaining the potency they once exerted during the course of a life richly lived. No jukebox musical, this [the] entire creation is infused with the spirit, the quirkiness, the capriciousness of Bowie, and Walsh could not be more in tune with all of it." - The Arts Desk
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"Blazingly original...adds another mysterious chapter to a career that was full of infinite mystery." - The Stage

"David Bowie's parting gift to the world - and what a rare and mesmeric testament this is...it's all unforgettable. I sat rapt throughout' - Independent

"Captivating, tense, and emotional... shows like this don't come along very often." - Radio Times

"Lazarus...continually emphasizes the surreal over the explicit at nearly every turn... It's all strange and wonderful and heartbreaking and funny in alternating measure." -- Rolling Stone

"[A] poignant remembrance as well as a satisfyingly chewy work in its own right." - Financial Times

"Gripping... [a] strangely poetic piece of music theatre... there's nothing at all conventional about this. It is festive. Riotous. Dionysian. Wonderful." - BritishTheatre.com

"Like David Bowie himself, this is a show that defies definition. It's both all and none of a musical, a play, a gig, performance art, philosophical meditation, a fever dream, a collective trip into the unknown... strangely fascinating and fascinatingly strange." - Broadway World

"Fascinating to watch... [a] spectacular study of a pained outsider's search for peace." - Guardian

"Bowie's ghost is movingly present... the play feels part celebration, part wake; sorrow and death fug up the theatre like some sort of paranormal mist." - GQ Magazine

"Intriguing and nuanced... a fitting memorial to one of the giants of popular culture." - Gay Times

"Outstanding... full of wild energy, magical effects and overwhelming music." - WhatsOnStage

"Enda Walsh's book is full of longing - for love, for peace, for release from earthly ties - while songs from Bowie's iconic catalogue, an astonishing legacy spanning four decades, are reimagined in a new context whilst somehow retaining the potency they once exerted during the course of a life richly lived. No jukebox musical, this... [the] entire creation is infused with the spirit, the quirkiness, the capriciousness of Bowie, and Walsh could not be more in tune with all of it." - The Arts Desk

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