An out-of-this-world hit musical from the late cultural icon David Bowie and award-winning playwright Enda Walsh.
David Bowie released over thirty albums throughout his fifty years in the music industry, including The Man Who Sold the World, Space Oddity, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Young Americans, Low and Heroes among others. His final album Blackstar was released to critical claim in January this year. Also an accomplished actor, Bowie appeared on Broadway in The Elephant Man, and can be seen in many films including The Last Temptation of Christ and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. In 1996, Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1999, he became a Commandeur dans L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
One of our most innovative and beguiling writers, Enda Walsh is the author of five Edinburgh Fringe First Awardwinning plays, including The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. His other plays include Penelope, misterman and the book for the Tony and Olivier Awardwinning musical Once. He also wrote the screenplay for Hunger, which won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Enda Walsh is a multi-award-winning Irish playwright. He lives in London. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and has been performed internationally since 1998. His recent plays include Ballyturk and Room 303 at the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival; Misterman, presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in Ireland, London and New York (20112012); and several plays for Druid Theatre Company, including Penelope, which has been presented in Ireland, America and London, from 20102011, The New Electric Ballroom, which played Ireland, Australia, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA from 20082009, and The Walworth Farce, which played Ireland, Edinburgh, London and New York, as well as an American and Australian tour, from 20072010. He won a Tony Award in 2012 for writing the book for the musical Once, seen on Broadway, in the West End and on a US tour. His other plays include Delirium (Theatre O/Barbican), which played Dublin and a British tour in 2008; Chatroom (National Theatre), which played at the National Theatre and on tour in Britain and Asia (20062007); and The Small Things (Paines Plough), which played London and Ireland (2005). His early plays include Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival) and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca). His film work includes Disco Pigs (Temple Films/Renaissance) and Hunger (Blast/FILM4), winner of the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.