Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

Wednesday 5 Jun
1:00 PM*
Wednesday 5 Jun
7:30 PM

*Followed by 20 minute Q&A

Running Time 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)

Price range

$25 per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

SUITABILITY: Years 10-12

Lazarus is a fantastical and ground-breaking musical written by the late David Bowie.

The final project of David Bowie, Lazarus has been called the late artist’s "parting gift to the world" (The Independent). First staged in New York in late 2015, Lazarus has enjoyed sell out seasons in New York and London. This production from The Production Company is the Australian premiere of the musical.

Featuring 18 David Bowie songs including Changes, Heroes and Absolute Beginners, Lazarus is inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis – and the movie which also starred David Bowie.

Lazarus tells the story of Thomas Newton, an alien, who remains on earth, unable to die. We follow him during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might finally set him free.

Lazarus offers a very contemporary and entirely unique musical theatre experience for secondary Music, Drama, Visual Art, Media and Visual Communication and Design students.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking
English Personal and Social
Victorian Certificate of Education
Theatre Studies
Music Industry
Creative and Digital Media
Visual Communication Design

Themes and Ideas

  • Musical Theatre
  • Contemporary Music
  • Fantasy
  • Imagination
  • David Bowie and his influence and legacy

Teaching Resources

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Chris Ryan
Thomas Jerome Newton
Emily Milledge
Mike McLeish
Phoebe Panarentos
Baylie Carson, Josh Gates, Kaori Maeda-Judge, Jessie Monk, Jessica Vellucci, Mat Verevis


By David Bowie + Enda Walsh
Inspired by the novel 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' by Walter Tevis
Michael Kantor
Musical Director
Jethro Woodward
Stephanie Lake
Paul Jackson
Costumes and Set
Anna Cordingley
Film Director
Natasha Pincus
Original Orchestrations and Arrangements
Henry Hey
The Production Company Orchestra
Kaya Byrne, Andrew Cook, Mackenzie Dunn


  • EY Sweeney

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