David Bowie & Enda Walsh
Show inspired by the novel THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH by Walter Tevis As a part of an agreement with Robert Fox and Jones / Tintoretto Entertainment and The New York Theater Workshop
Polish premiere: September 26, 2020
Duration: 2 hours, no intermission
Performance in Polish, with English surtitles
Songs in English, with surtitles in Polish
Suitable for audiences aged 16+
A perfectly realized pop show, melancholic, existential, and lined with a biblical story of salvation.
A beautiful piece! Full of awareness of what our world is doing to people, yet – youthful.
Radio Wrocław Kultura
Lazarus – the last work of David Bowie – is a musical “deep and touching; aesthetically delightful; mesmerizing; causing dizziness; a tribute to the giant of pop culture” as critics wrote after the New York premiere. Jan Klata’s production in The Capitol Musical theater is the Polish premiere of the musical. The performance will feature Bowie’s greatest hits: incl. Life on Mars, This is Not America, Absolute Beginners.
The screenplay by Enda Walsh is the sequel to the science fiction novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and the 1976 film in which David Bowie starred. The film and the book tell about representatives of an alien civilization looking for a place to live on Earth because of the drought ravaging their home planet. One of them, Thomas Newton, operating in human disguise, uses his skills and knowledge to gain power and influence to enable water transport to his planet. Thanks to his superhuman abilities, he gains a fortune but acquires worldly vices: greed and selfishness. He falls into alcoholism. He will not be able to complete his task. Solitary, he longs for his lost love and dreams of returning to his planet.
Translation: Michał Juzoń
Japanese texts translation: Piotr Milewski
Konrad Imiela as Valentine wears jewellery by Agata Bartos
Adam Skrzypek – band leader / bass guitar
Piotr Dziubek – band leader
Wojciech Bergander – bass guitar
Marcin Lutrosiński – keyboard I
Jacek Berg – keyboard II
Bogdan Skiedrzyński / Michał Honisz – guitar I
Magdalena Czwojda / Maciej Mazurek – guitar II
Dariusz Kaliszuk / Wojciech Buliński – percussion
Artur Tomczak / Marcin Wołowiec – trombone
Robert Kamalski / Adam Bławicki – tenor sax / baritone sax
photo Tobiasz Papuczys / Teatr Muzyczny Capitol
Cezary Studniak as Valentine
photo Joanna Leja / Teatr Muzyczny Capitol
Konrad Imiela as Valentine