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David Bowie pens stage show of The Man Who Fell To Earth


British musician David Bowie

British musician David Bowie

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British musician David Bowie

David Bowie is writing a stage show based on his 1976 science-fiction film The Man Who Fell To Earth.

A spokesman for Bowie confirmed he's working with Irish playwright Enda Walsh, who won a Tony Award for Once, on the show. Bowie will not appear on stage, but is writing new songs for the show which will focus on Thomas Newton, the character he played in the film.

James C Nicola, the artistic director of the New York Theatre Workshop, said the show had been in secret development for some years.

He told The New York Times: "It's going to be a play with characters and songs - I'm calling it music theatre."

Belfast Telegraph

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