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David Bowie’s musical Lazarus is coming to London: here’s what you need to know

We all knew David Bowie was a towering cultural figure, but we didn't quite expect his death to herald the end of the world as we knew it.

But his unexpected passing in January this year, just two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar, was followed by the death of another musical great, in the form of Prince, as well as a host of other much-loved public figures. Together with the political chaos we're still seeing unfold, it seems the Thin White Duke really was the mystical force holding everything together.

But British fans are seemingly going to get the chance to escape the doom and gloom to enjoy a live Bowie experience this November, with reports - now confirmed - that his musical Lazarus - the final project he worked on before this death - will be heading to London for the first time.

According to The Sun, the musical will star Dexter's Michael C Hall (above), who has already played the lead role of fallen alien Thomas Jerome Newton during its only previous run, which took place between November 2015 and January this year at the New York Theatre Workshop, off-Broadway in Manhattan.

The venue will apparently be a brand new temporary theatre in Kings Cross, which will have a capacity of 800.

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The full schedule is as follows:

25 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

Tuesday – Friday evenings 8pm, Saturday evenings 8.30pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees 3pm 

*Christmas schedule as normal except: Extra 3pm show 23, 30 & 31 Dec. No 8pm show Xmas eve and no show Xmas Day, Sat eve show on 31st at 8pm (not 8.30pm)

The show itself was written by Bowie and Irish playwright Enda Walsh, and is based on The Man Who Fell To Earth, a 1963 novel written by American author Walter Tevis, which was famously adapted for film in 1976, with Bowie starring as an extraterrestrial who lands on earth. The musical features a host of Bowie's greatest hits, including tracks from a variety of albums all the way from 1971's Hunky Dory, through to its title track, Lazarus, which appeared on 2016's Blackstar. Three new non-albums tracks are featured: No PlanKilling A Little Time and When I Met You.

We'll see you in the ticket queue.