Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

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Plus: Ade Edmondson reveals his softer side in William Leith’s new sad-dad play, Bits of Me Are Falling Apart at the Soho Theatre

One of David Bowie’s last works, Lazarus, is a musical based on Walter Tevis’s novel The Man Who Fell to Earth. Enda Walsh has written the script. The lead character, Newton, is a derelict celebrity addicted to gin who occupies a big brown apartment full of bickering attendants. It’s unclear who or what Newton is.

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