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 Last Chance To See David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre. Final Performance Sunday 22 January 2017

Lazarus

Audiences have just over a month left to experience David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS. The final performance of the production’s strictly limited 13-week run will be held on Sunday 22 January 2017 at King’s Cross Theatre, the brand new 900-seater venue built specifically for the production.

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To EarthLAZARUS focuses on Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free.

Lazarus

Lazarus.Click on the image to book your tickets for Lazarus

Reprising their roles from the New York Theatre Workshop production, Michael C Hall, Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso have been joined by Olivier-nominated British actress Amy Lennox. The full cast includes Jon Boydon, Gabrielle BrooksSydnie ChristmasAlexandra Da SilvaRichard HansellTrina HillMaimuna MemonJamie MuscatoTom Parsons, Hannah Rose Thompson, Paul Westwood and Julie Yammanee.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, LAZARUS includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music written for the stage. The LAZARUS Cast Album was released on 21 October on RCA / ISO Records, featuring performances by the original NYTW company as well as three of Bowie’s final studio recordings, now released for the first time.

Michael C Hall plays Newton. Prior to appearing in LAZARUS at New York Theatre Workshop, Michael portrayed the title character in the Broadway production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch and starred in Will Eno’s Broadway production of The Realistic Jones (Drama League Award nomination) directed by Sam Gold and co-starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. Michael made his Broadway debut in 1999 as the Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes’ revival of Cabaret and portrayed Billy Flynn in 2002 in the revival of Chicago. Off-Broadway, his credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Mr. MarmaladeCymbelineMacbethTimon Of Athens, and Henry V at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, The English Teachers for MCC, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Corpus ChristiRomeo And Juliet at Center Stage, R Shoman at Williamstown and Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael’s television credits include Dexter (SAG, Golden Globe awards; five Emmy nominations) and Six Feet Under(two SAG ensemble awards, Emmy nomination). On film, Hall co-starred in Jim Mickle’s Cold in July and John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings. He will next be seen in Antonio Campos’ Christine (which premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival) with Rebecca Hall. Michael is currently shooting Peter Landesmans Felt, a political thriller about Watergate, told from the vantage point of Deep Throat. Hall plays White House Counsel John Dean.

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Michael Esper plays Valentine. Michael’s previous stage work on Broadway includes Sting’s musical The Last ShipAmerican Idiot, The Lyons and A Man For All Seasons opposite Frank Langella. Winner of the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Male, Michael has also appeared in The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures (The Guthrie and Public Theaters), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Druid Theatre Company and Dublin Theatre Festival), Bif Bill (Lincoln Center Theatre) and Tales From Red Vienna(Manhattan Theater Club). Michael’s recent feature film work includes Brad Furman’s Runner, RunnerFrances Ha, and The Drop. Additional film credits include the Andrew Jarecki feature, All Good ThingsA Beautiful Mind, and Loggerheads, which competed at the Sundance Film Festival. LAZARUS will be Michael’s London stage debut.

Sophia Anne Caruso plays Girl. Sophia recently made her Broadway debut in Joe Mantello’s Blackbird opposite Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams. Previous stage credits include Runaways (New York City Center), The Nether (MCC Theater, New York) and Little Dancer (Kennedy Center, Washington DC). For her performance in LAZARUS at New York Theatre Workshop, Sophia received a 2016 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. Her screenwork includes the films 37 and Jack Of The Red Hearts, and on television The Sound Of Music Live and Smash.

Amy Lennox plays Elly. Amy most recently starred as Lauren in the London production of Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. Other stage work includes Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre and UK Tour), 9 To 5 (UK Tour), The Sound Of Music (London Palladium), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre), Decade (Headlong), Tracks (Arcola Theatre), The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep) The Last Five Years (Lyric Theatre, Belfast) and The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (Royal & Derngate/Assembly Rooms). Amy’s film credits include Never Let Me Go alongside Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, Wrong Turn 5 and The Cab Ride.

Last Chance To See IN THE HEIGHTS, ending its critically acclaimed run at the King’s Cross Theatre, on till Sunday 8 January 2017.

In The Height
In The Height

In The Heights © Johan Persson

The first Broadway show from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of ‘HAMILTON’), “IN THE HEIGHTS” must end its critically acclaimed run at the King’s Cross Theatre in just four weeks time on Sunday 8 January 2017.

This is the last chance to see the show in London that won the 2016 Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Choreographer and Best Supporting Actor for David Bedella, who will continue to appear in the show until its final performance.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping story and unforgettable Latin and hip-hop infused score, “IN THE HEIGHTS” is a ground-breaking contemporary musical about what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” stars Sam Mackay as ‘Usnavi’ (“Wonder.land”)Gabriela Garcia as ‘Nina’ (“Ghost The Musical”); Sarah Naudi as ‘Vanessa’ (“In The Heights” Southwark Playhouse/King’s Cross Theatre); Damian Buhagiar as ‘Sonny’ (“Jersey Boys” UK Tour);  David Bedella as ‘Kevin’ (“Jerry Springer – The Opera”)Norma Attallah as ‘Abuela’ (“The Sound of Music – Live”)Johnny Bishop as ‘Graffiti Pete’ (“The Lion King”) and Vas Constanti as ‘Piragua Guy’ (“Flashdance”); Arun Blair-Mangat as ‘Benny’ (“Kinky Boots”)Juliet Goughas ‘Camilla’ (“Matilda”), Aimie Atkinson as ‘Daniela’ (“Zorro The Musical”) and Stephanie Rojas as ‘Carla’ (“Wonder.land”). They are joined by: Reiss HindsPaula Kay; Chritopher TendaiMichael CortezShanice BurtonRaffaella CovinoGenesis Lynea; Alex Thomas and Tara Young.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony and Pulitzer winning composer-lyricist of “IN THE HEIGHTS”. He also originated the lead role of ‘Usnavi’ for which he received a Tony-Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In 2016 he won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for the Original London production of “IN THE HEIGHTS”. He is the writer, composer and lyricist of the Broadway smash-hit musical and winner of 11 Tony Awards “Hamilton”. The production swept the boards at the 2016 TONY AWARDS including Best Musical and has so far received a record-breaking 10 Lortel Awards, 3 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 8 Drama Desk Awards, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical and the 2015 OBIE Award for Best New American Play.  ‘Hamilton’ was highest-selling Broadway cast album of 2015 and won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Drew McOnie, musical supervision by Tom Deering (“Made In Dagenham”, “From Here To Eternity”), set design by takis (“Chicago”, Curve Theatre), costume design by Gabriella Slade (“Alice in Wonderland”, Oxford Playhouse), lighting design by Howard Hudson (“Adrian Mole”,” Titanic”) and sound design by Gareth Owen. Casting is by Will Burton. It is produced in London by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008 where it was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It also won the 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Tickets start at £22.50, with a selection of best seats available for Under 25s at a special rate of £15 at every performance.

Website:    www.intheheightslondon.com
Twitter:     @InTheHeightsLDN

Paul Hawkyard to play the final Mr Perks in The Railway Children – live on stage at King’s Cross Theatre in London from 23 November 2016

The Railway Children

The Railway Children. © Johan Persson. Click on the image to book your tickets for The Railway Children

Paul Hawkyard will have the onerous duty of making sure the last train leaves King’s Cross Theatre on time, when he takes over as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage from 23 November 2016 until 8 January 2017, when this critically and publically acclaimed show must come to an end. This follows more than two glorious years of performances at King’s Cross Theatre, where it opened on 14 January 2015, following previews from 16 December 2014.

Paul Hawkyard is best known for the popular Cbeebies programme Old Jack’s Boat, in which he plays the character Ernie Starboard and co-stars with Bernard Cribbins, the original Mr Perks. His theatre credits include A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre), War Horse (New London/National Theatre), Birdsong (The Comedy Theatre), Oliver! (London Palladium), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre), South Pacific (National Theatre), Les Misérables  (Palace Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (The Lyceum Theatre) and Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

Also in the cast of The Railway Children are Caroline Harker as Mother, Felicity Houlbrooke as Bobbie, Jack Hardwick as Peter, Louise Calf as Phyllis, Lindsay Allen as Mrs Perks, Peter Gardiner as Doctor/Butler, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Shaun McCourt as Jim, Blair Plant as Father/Schepansky and Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman, with Adam Collier, Helen Brampton, Alan Drake and Julie Gilby. The children’s ensemble is made up of four teams of ten children aged between 8 and 16.

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A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art air conditioning and heating system, was specially created for this production on King’s Boulevard, behind King’s Cross Station, a site which has been loaned to the production for the duration of the run by Google.  The York Theatre Royal production, which is in association with the National Railway Museum, features a live steam locomotive and a vintage carriage, originally built in 1896.

Directed by Damian Cruden, the Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal, with design by Joanna Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear, Mike Kenny’s adaptation of The Railway Children was first produced by York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum, York, where it enjoyed two sell-out and critically acclaimed seasons in 2008 and 2009. The production then opened at Waterloo Station in the former Eurostar terminal in July 2010, where it again played two critically acclaimed sell-out seasons and won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, before opening in Toronto in 2011 in a temporary theatre built at the base of CN Tower in Roundhouse Park.

The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away.  They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.  But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?

2016 marks the 110th anniversary of the publication of Edith Nesbit’s much loved classic children’s book The Railway Children, which has subsequently been adapted for the stage and screen, most famously in the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan and Sally Thomsett.

The production is presented in London by Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions and Sue Scott Davison, in association with York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN – LIVE ON STAGE

King’s Cross Theatre

Goods Way

King’s Cross

London N1C 4UR

Booking until                       8 January 2017

Running Time                      2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)

Box Office                            0844 815 7121

Tickets                                 £25.00-£49.50, with 25% off for Under 16s (Premium Seats available at £59.50)

From 31 October 2016, 5,000 tickets are available from £10 at select performances, with 25% off for Under 16s

Website                               www.railwaychildrenlondon.com

Facebook                            www.facebook.com/railwaychildrenlondon

Twitter                                 @TRCKingsCross / @KXTheatre

Google+                              plus.google.com/+RailwayChildrenLondon

Performance Schedule:         Wednesday at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday at 2.30pm

Saturday at 1pm & 4.30pm

Sunday at 2pm & 6pm

*Extra performances:          1pm on 24 November & 1, 8 December (no 2.30pm performances on these dates)

2016-17 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Monday 19 December               1pm & 4.30pm

Tuesday 20 December               No performance

Wednesday 21 December          1pm & 4.30pm

Thursday 22 December              1pm & 4.30pm

Friday 23 December                  1pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 24 December              No performance

Sunday 25 December                No performance

Monday 26 December               1pm & 4.30pm

Tuesday 27 December               No performance

Wednesday 28 December          1pm & 4.30pm

Thursday 29 December              1pm & 4.30pm

Friday 30 December                  1pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 31 December              2.30pm

Sunday 1 January                      1pm & 4.30pm

Monday 2 January                     1pm & 4.30pm

Tuesday 3 January                     2.30pm

Wednesday 4 January                2.30pm

Thursday 5 January                   No performance

Friday 6 January                        No performance

Saturday 7 January                    1pm & 4.30pm

Sunday 8 January                      2pm

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First Look -Production images released of the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS

Michael C Hall (Newton), Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl) in Lazarus (Photo: Johan Persson)

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Production images are released today of the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS, following its first preview performance on Tuesday 25 October.Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017 in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

Reprising their roles from the original New York Theatre Workshop production are Michael C Hall as Newton, Michael Esper as Valentine and Sophia Anne Caruso as Girl. Olivier-nominated British actress Amy Lennox (Kinky BootsDecade) plays the role of Elly. The full cast includes Jon Boydon, Gabrielle BrooksSydnie ChristmasAlexandra Da SilvaRichard HansellTrina HillMaimuna MemonJamie MuscatoTom Parsons, Hannah Rose Thompson, Paul Westwood and Julie Yammanee.

LAZARUS broke box office records when it played a limited, sold out run in New York from 18 November 2015 to 20 January 2016. Tickets for the London production are on sale now at lazarusmusical.com

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To EarthLAZARUS focuses on Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, LAZARUS includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music written for the stage. The LAZARUS Cast Album was released on 21 October on RCA / ISO Records, featuring performances by the original NYTW company as well as three of Bowie’s final studio recordings, now released for the first time.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

25 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
Press Night: 8 November
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm
WednesdaySaturday & Sunday matinees at 3pm

Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Boulevard, London, N1C 4BU
[The entrance is located on King’s Boulevard by Battlebridge Place, directly outside King’s Cross Underground Station.]

Tickets from £15
0333 320 1663 / lazarusmusical.com

Lazarus is delighted to be partnering with the TodayTix App, on an exclusive £15 Front Row Mobile Lottery. 

Produced by Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment

by arrangement with Tristan Baker and Oliver Royds

DIRECTOR Ivo van Hove
SCENIC AND LIGHTING DESIGN Jan Versweyveld
COSTUME DESIGN An D’Huys
VIDEO DESIGN Tal Yarden
SOUND DESIGN Original sound design Brian Ronan – UK sound design Tony Gayle
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR AND ORCHESTRATOR Henry Hey
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Tom Cawley
CHOREOGRAPHY Annie-B Parson
HAIR AND WIG DESIGN Richard Mawbey
MUSIC FIXER Bob Knight
CASTING Jill Green

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David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS begins rehearsals

Cast of Lazarus

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

Reprising their roles from the original New York Theatre Workshop production are Michael C Hall as Newton, Michael Esper as Valentine and Sophia Anne Caruso as Girl. Olivier-nominated British actress Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots, Decade) will play the role of Elly. The full cast includes Jon Boydon, Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas, Alexandra Da Silva, Richard Hansell, Trina Hill, Maimuna Memon, Jamie Muscato, Tom Parsons, Hannah Rose Thompson, Paul Westwood and Julie Yammanee.

LAZARUS broke box office records when it played a limited, sold out run in New York from 18 November 2015 to 20 January 2016. Tickets for the London production are on sale now at lazarusmusical.com   

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, LAZARUS focuses on Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, LAZARUS includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music written for the stage. The LAZARUS Cast Album will be released on 21 October on RCA / ISO Records and features performances by the original NYTW company as well as three of Bowie’s final studio recordings, now released for the first time.

Michael C Hall plays Newton. Prior to appearing in Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop, Michael portrayed the title character in the Broadway production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch and starred in Will Eno’s Broadway production of The Realistic Jones(Drama League Award nomination) directed by Sam Gold and co-starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. Michael made his Broadway debut in 1999 as the Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes’ revival of Cabaret and portrayed Billy Flynn in 2002 in the revival of Chicago. Off-Broadway, his credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Mr. MarmaladeCymbelineMacbethTimon Of Athens, and Henry V at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, The English Teachers for MCC, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Corpus ChristiRomeo And Juliet at Center Stage, R Shoman at Williamstown and Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael’s television credits include Dexter (SAG, Golden Globe awards; five Emmy nominations) and Six Feet Under (two SAG ensemble awards, Emmy nomination). On film, Hall co-starred in Jim Mickle’s Cold in July and John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings. He will next be seen in Antonio Campos’ Christine (which premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival) with Rebecca Hall. Michael is currently shooting Peter Landesmans Felt, a political thriller about Watergate, told from the vantage point of Deep Throat. Hall plays White House Counsel John Dean.

Cast of Lazarus

Cast of Lazarus

Michael Esper plays Valentine. Michael’s previous stage work on Broadway includes Sting’s musical The Last ShipAmerican Idiot, The Lyons and A Man For All Seasons opposite Frank Langella. Winner of the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Male, Michael has also appeared in The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures (The Guthrie and Public Theaters), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Druid Theatre Company and Dublin Theatre Festival), Bif Bill(Lincoln Center Theatre) and Tales From Red Vienna (Manhattan Theater Club). Michael’s recent feature film work includes Brad Furman’s Runner, RunnerFrances Ha, and The Drop. Additional film credits include the Andrew Jarecki feature, All Good ThingsA Beautiful Mind, and Loggerheads, which competed at the Sundance Film Festival. Lazarus will be Michael’s London stage debut.

Sophia Anne Caruso plays Girl. Sophia recently made her Broadway debut in Joe Mantello’s Blackbird opposite Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams. Previous stage credits include Runaways (New York City Center), The Nether (MCC Theater, New York) and Little Dancer (Kennedy Center, Washington DC). For her performance in Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop, Sophia received a 2016 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. Her screenwork includes the films 37 and Jack Of The Red Hearts, and on television The Sound Of Music Live and Smash.

Amy Lennox plays Elly. Amy most recently starred as Lauren in the London production of Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. Other stage work includes Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre and UK Tour), 9 To 5 (UK Tour),The Sound Of Music (London Palladium), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre), Decade (Headlong), Tracks (Arcola Theatre), The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep) The Last Five Years (Lyric Theatre, Belfast) and The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (Royal & Derngate/Assembly Rooms). Amy’s film credits include Never Let Me Go alongside Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, Wrong Turn 5 and The Cab Ride. 

Gabrielle Brooks plays Teenage Girl. Gabrielle’s previous work on stage includes The Book Of Mormon (Prince of Wales), I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), Redsnapper (Belgrade Theatre), Hairspray (Cork Opera House and UK Tour), Our House 10th Anniversary Concert (Savoy), Whistle Down The Wind(Aldwych) and The Stranger’s Case (Liverpool Everyman). In addition to her work on stage, Gabrielle has also appeared in workshops for Love Me Tender, Perfect Pitch, Big Fish and Becoming Nancy. Gabrielle has appeared on television in The Royal Variety Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, Grange HillComing Down The Mountain and her film credits include Notes On A Scandal.

Cast of Lazarus

Cast of Lazarus

Sydnie Christmas plays Teenage Girl. Sydnie is a recent graduate from D&B Academy of Performing Arts in Musical Theatre. Her previous credits include the feature film Kick Ass 2 and short film Can You Keep A Secret.

Richard Hansell plays Zach. Richard recently worked with Ivo van Hove in the Young Vic production of A View From The Bridge, in which he appeared both in the West End and on Broadway. Other stage work includes Jamie Lloyd’s Macbeth opposite James McAvoy (Trafalgar Studios), Tonight At 8.30 (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Madness Of King George (Apollo Theatre), Troilus And Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Sam Mendes’ productions of As You Like It and The Tempest for The Bridge Project (Old Vic/BAM). Richard’s screen credits include roles in Downton AbbeyThe RoyalSpooksAnd Then There Were None and Shine.

Maimuna Memon plays Teenage Girl. Maimuna recently graduated from The Oxford School of Drama. She made her professional debut in Into The Woods at The Manchester Royal Exchange in December 2015 and recently performed in The Buskers Opera at London’s Park Theatre.  

Jamie Muscato plays Ben. Jamie most recently played Joe in Bend it Like Beckham(Phoenix Theatre). Other stage credits include The Light Princess (National Theatre), Rock Of Ages (Duchess Theatre), Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatre) and Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera). Screen work includes Les Miserables(Working Title), Cilla (ITV) and My Parents Are Aliens (ITV).

Tom Parsons plays Michael. Tom’s recent theatre work includes Guy in Once (Princess Theatre, Melbourne, The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Charlotte Theatre, Seoul), Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (Arena World Tour, including the UK and Australia), Monkee Business at the Manchester Opera House, Avenue Q  (Noel Coward, Wyndham’s and Gielgud Theatres) and Mamma Mia at (Prince of Wales Theatre).

Julie Yammanee plays Maemi. Julie’s previous theatre credits include Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK Tour), Here Lies Love (National Theatre), Avenue Q (UK Tour), The World Goes Round (Yellow Glass Theatre), Aladdin (The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury) and Peter Pan (Towngate Theatre). In addition to her performances on stage, Julie has also appeared on screen in The Sleepover Club, Streetsmartz, Angriest Video Store Clerk andThe Potato House.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

25 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
Press Night: 8 November
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3pm

Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Boulevard, London, N1C 4BU
[The entrance is located on King’s Boulevard by Battlebridge Place, directly outside King’s Cross Underground Station.]

Tickets from £15
0333 320 1663 / lazarusmusical.com

Lazarus is delighted to be partnering with the TodayTix App, on an exclusive £15 Front Row Mobile Lottery. 

Produced by Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment
by arrangement with Tristan Baker and Oliver Royds

DIRECTOR Ivo van Hove
SCENIC AND LIGHTING DESIGN Jan Versweyveld
COSTUME DESIGN An D’Huys
VIDEO DESIGN Tal Yarden
SOUND DESIGN Original sound design Brian Ronan – UK sound design Tony Gayle
MUSIC DIRECTOR Tom Cawley and Henry Hey
CHOREOGRAPHY Annie-B Parson
HAIR AND WIG DESIGN Richard Mawbey
MUSIC FIXER Bob Knight
CASTING Jill Green

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Justin Fletcher extends his run in The Railway Children – Live on stage at King’s Cross Theatre in London

Justin Fletcher as Mr Perks in The Railway Children.

BAFTA award–winning presenter, actor and voice-over artist, Justin Fletcher, who joined the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage on 31 August, has now confirmed he will be playing an extra two weeks, now finishing on 19 November (*please note, Justin will not be playing Perks during w/c 31 October). Justin, who is known as the much-loved children’s character Mr Tumble, has agreed to extend his run due to huge popular demand. The Railway Children – Live on Stage must end on 8 January 2017, following more than two glorious years at King’s Cross Theatre, where it opened to critical and public acclaim on 14 January 2015, following previews from 16 December 2014.

Justin Fletcher as Mr Perks in The Railway Children.

Justin Fletcher as Mr Perks in The Railway Children. © Johan Persson

Justin Fletcher has presented on various children’s channels and programmes, including Fun Song Factory on GMTV, Tikkabilla (BBC), CBeebies, and Justin’s House (BBC). As Mr Tumble, he presents the BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-winning Something Special (BBC), a children’s television programme designed to introduce children to Makaton signing, and specifically aimed at children with delayed learning and communication difficulties. Justin has voiced the characters of Shaun and Timmy for Shaun the Sheep. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to “children’s broadcasting and the voluntary sector”.

Also in the cast of The Railway Children are Suzy Cooper as Mother, Sophie Ablett as Bobbie, Matt Jessup as Peter, Beth Lilly as Phyllis, Lindsay Allen as Mrs Perks, Peter Gardiner as Doctor/Butler, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Shaun McCourt as Jim, Blair Plant as Father/Schepansky, Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman and Adam Collier, Helen Brampton, Alan Drake and Julie Gilby. The children’s ensemble is made up of four teams of ten children aged between 8 and 16.

A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art air conditioning and heating system, was specially created for this production on King’s Boulevard, behind King’s Cross Station, a site which has been loaned to the production for the duration of the run by Google. The York Theatre Royal production, which is in association with the National Railway Museum, features a live steam locomotive and a vintage carriage, originally built in 1896.

Directed by Damian Cruden, the Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal, with design by Joanna Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear, Mike Kenny’s adaptation of The Railway Children was first produced by York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum, York, where it enjoyed two sell-out and critically acclaimed seasons in 2008 and 2009. The production then opened at Waterloo Station in the former Eurostar terminal in July 2010, where it again played two critically acclaimed sell-out seasons and won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, before opening in Toronto in 2011 in a temporary theatre built at the base of CN Tower in Roundhouse Park.

The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?

2016 marks the 110th anniversary of the publication of Edith Nesbit’s much loved classic children’s book The Railway Children, which has subsequently been adapted for the stage and screen, most famously in the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan and Sally Thomsett.

The production is presented in London by Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions and Sue Scott Davison, in association with York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN – LIVE ON STAGE

King’s Cross Theatre

Goods Way

King’s Cross

London N1C 4UR

Booking until                        8 January 2017

Running Time                       2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)

Box Office                            0844 815 7121

 

Tickets                                 £25.00-£49.50, with 25% off for Under 16s (Premium Seats available at £59.50)

From 31 October 2016, 5,000 tickets are available from £10 at select performances, with 25% off for Under 16s

 

Website                               www.railwaychildrenlondon.com

Facebook                            www.facebook.com/railwaychildrenlondon

Twitter                                 @TRCKingsCross / @KXTheatre

Google+                              plus.google.com/+RailwayChildrenLondon

Performance Schedule:     Wednesday at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday at 2.30pm

Saturday at 1pm & 4.30pm

Sunday at 2pm & 6pm

*Extra performances:      1pm on 24 November & 1, 8 December (no 2.30pm performances on these dates)

2016-17 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Monday 19 December               1pm & 4.30pm

Tuesday 20 December               No performance

Wednesday 21 December          1pm & 4.30pm

Thursday 22 December             1pm & 4.30pm

Friday 23 December                  1pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 24 December              No performance

Sunday 25 December                No performance

Monday 26 December               1pm & 4.30pm

Tuesday 27 December               No performance

Wednesday 28 December          1pm & 4.30pm

Thursday 29 December              1pm & 4.30pm

Friday 30 December                  1pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 31 December              2.30pm

Sunday 1 January                      1pm & 4.30pm

Monday 2 January                     1pm & 4.30pm

Tuesday 3 January                     2.30pm

Wednesday 4 January                2.30pm

Thursday 5 January                   No performance

Friday 6 January                        No performance

Saturday 7 January                   1pm & 4.30pm

Sunday 8 January                      2pm

 

David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s musical Lazarus announces full London cast

Cast of Lazarus

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross TheatreLondon, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus is announced today.

Gabrielle BrooksSydnie ChristmasRichard HansellAmy LennoxMaimuna MemonJamie MuscatoTom Parsons and Julie Yammanee will be joining previously announced cast members Michael C HallMichael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso, who are reprising their roles from the original New York Theatre Workshop production.

Lazarus broke box office records when it played a strictly limited, sold out run in New York from 18 November 2015 to 20 January 2016. Tickets for the London production are on sale now, with preview performances beginning on Tuesday 25 October and an official opening night on Tuesday 8 NovemberLazarus is booking until Sunday 22 January 2017.

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To EarthLazarus focuses on Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free. Michael C Hall stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, Lazarus includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music written for the stage. The Lazarus Cast Album will be released on 21 October on RCA / ISO Records and features performances by the original NYTW company as well as three of Bowie’s final studio recordings.

Michael C Hall plays Newton. Prior to appearing in Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop, Michael portrayed the title character in the Broadway production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch and starred in Will Eno’s Broadway production of The Realistic Jones(Drama League Award nomination) directed by Sam Gold and co-starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. Michael made his Broadway debut in 1999 as the Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes’ revival of Cabaret and portrayed Billy Flynn in 2002 in the revival of Chicago. Off-Broadway, his credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Mr. MarmaladeCymbelineMacbethTimon Of Athens, and Henry V at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, The English Teachers for MCC, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Corpus ChristiRomeo And Juliet at Center Stage, R Shoman at Williamstown and Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael’s television credits include Dexter (SAG, Golden Globe awards; five Emmy nominations) and Six Feet Under (two SAG ensemble awards, Emmy nomination). On film, Hall co-starred in Jim Mickle’s Cold in July and John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings. He will next be seen in Antonio Campos’ Christine (which premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival) with Rebecca Hall. Michael is currently shooting Peter Landesmans Felt, a political thriller about Watergate, told from the vantage point of Deep Throat. Hall plays White House Counsel John Dean.slide1

Cast of Lazarus

Cast of Lazarus

Michael Esper plays Valentine. Michael’s previous stage work on Broadway includes Sting’s musical The Last ShipAmerican Idiot, The Lyons and A Man For All Seasons opposite Frank Langella. Winner of the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Male, Michael has also appeared in The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures (The Guthrie and Public Theaters), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Druid Theatre Company and Dublin Theatre Festival), Bif Bill(Lincoln Center Theatre) and Tales From Red Vienna (Manhattan Theater Club). Michael’s recent feature film work includes Brad Furman’s Runner, RunnerFrances Ha, and The Drop. Additional film credits include the Andrew Jarecki feature, All Good ThingsA Beautiful Mind, and Loggerheads, which competed at the Sundance Film Festival. Lazarus will be Michael’s London stage debut.

Sophia Anne Caruso plays Girl. Sophia recently made her Broadway debut in Joe Mantello’s Blackbird opposite Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams. Previous stage credits include Runaways (New York City Center), The Nether (MCC Theater, New York) and Little Dancer (Kennedy Center, Washington DC). For her performance in Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop, Sophia received a 2016 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. Her screenwork includes the films 37 and Jack Of The Red Hearts, and on television The Sound Of Music Live and Smash.

Amy Lennox plays Elly. Amy most recently starred as Lauren in the London production of Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. Other stage work includes Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre and UK Tour), 9 To 5 (UK Tour),The Sound Of Music (London Palladium), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre), Decade (Headlong), Tracks (Arcola Theatre), The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep) The Last Five Years (Lyric Theatre, Belfast) and The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (Royal & Derngate/Assembly Rooms). Amy’s film credits include Never Let Me Go alongside Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, Wrong Turn 5 and The Cab Ride. 

Gabrielle Brooks plays Teenage Girl. Gabrielle’s previous work on stage includes The Book Of Mormon (Prince of Wales), I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), Redsnapper (Belgrade Theatre), Hairspray (Cork Opera House and UK Tour), Our House 10th Anniversary Concert (Savoy), Whistle Down The Wind(Aldwych) and The Stranger’s Case (Liverpool Everyman). In addition to her work on stage, Gabrielle has also appeared in workshops for Love Me Tender, Perfect Pitch, Big Fish and Becoming Nancy. Gabrielle has appeared on television in The Royal Variety Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, Grange HillComing Down The Mountain and her film credits include Notes On A Scandal.

Cast of Lazarus

Cast of Lazarus

Sydnie Christmas plays Teenage Girl. Sydnie is a recent graduate from D&B Academy of Performing Arts in Musical Theatre. Her previous credits include the feature film Kick Ass 2 and short film Can You Keep A Secret.

Richard Hansell plays Zach. Richard recently worked with Ivo van Hove in the Young Vic production of A View From The Bridge, in which he appeared both in the West End and on Broadway. Other stage work includes Jamie Lloyd’s Macbeth opposite James McAvoy (Trafalgar Studios), Tonight At 8.30 (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Madness Of King George (Apollo Theatre), Troilus And Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Sam Mendes’ productions of As You Like It and The Tempest for The Bridge Project (Old Vic/BAM). Richard’s screen credits include roles in Downton AbbeyThe RoyalSpooksAnd Then There Were None and Shine.

Maimuna Memon plays Teenage Girl. Maimuna recently graduated from The Oxford School of Drama. She made her professional debut in Into The Woods at The Manchester Royal Exchange in December 2015 and recently performed in The Buskers Opera at London’s Park Theatre.  

Jamie Muscato plays Ben. Jamie most recently played Joe in Bend it Like Beckham(Phoenix Theatre). Other stage credits include The Light Princess (National Theatre), Rock Of Ages (Duchess Theatre), Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatre) and Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera). Screen work includes Les Miserables(Working Title), Cilla (ITV) and My Parents Are Aliens (ITV).

Tom Parsons plays Michael. Tom’s recent theatre work includes Guy in Once (Princess Theatre, Melbourne, The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Charlotte Theatre, Seoul), Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (Arena World Tour, including the UK and Australia), Monkee Business at the Manchester Opera House, Avenue Q  (Noel Coward, Wyndham’s and Gielgud Theatres) and Mamma Mia at (Prince of Wales Theatre).

Julie Yammanee plays Maemi. Julie’s previous theatre credits include Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK Tour), Here Lies Love (National Theatre), Avenue Q (UK Tour), The World Goes Round (Yellow Glass Theatre), Aladdin (The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury) and Peter Pan (Towngate Theatre). In addition to her performances on stage, Julie has also appeared on screen in The Sleepover Club, Streetsmartz, Angriest Video Store Clerk andThe Potato House.

Lazarus by David Bowie and Enda Walsh coming to London at Kings Cross Theatre

LAZARUS - Michael C Hall and Sophia Anne Caruso -® Jan Versweyveld

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BY David Bowie and Enda Walsh
DIRECTION Ivo van Hove
INSPIRED BY THE NOVEL The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis
Produced by Robert Fox Ltd. and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To EarthLazarus focuses on Thomas Newton, as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul – might set him finally free.

Lazarus premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop from 18 November 2015 until 20 January 2016 and sold out in record time.

LAZARUS - Michael C Hall ® Jan Versweyveld

Michael C Hall ® Jan Versweyveld

Reprising their roles from the original New York production are Michael C Hall, Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso. Full casting will be announced at a later date.

Lazarus will run from 25 October 2016 – 22 January 2017, with press night on 8 November, at Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Boulevard, London, N1C 4BU [The entrance is located on King’s Boulevard by Battlebridge Place, directly outside King’s Cross Underground Station.]

Show Timings: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm
WednesdaySaturday & Sunday matinees at 3pm

Tickets from £15 Phone: 0333 320 1663 / lazarusmusical.com

DIRECTOR Ivo van Hove
SCENIC AND LIGHTING DESIGN Jan Versweyveld
COSTUME DESIGN An D’Huys
VIDEO DESIGN Tal Yarden
SOUND DESIGN Original sound design Brian Ronan – UK sound design Tony Gayle
MUSIC DIRECTOR Henry Hey
CHOREOGRAPHY Annie-B Parson
HAIR AND WIG DESIGN Richard Mawbey
MUSIC FIXER Bob Knight
CASTING Jill Green

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