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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love Will Play London

The National Theatre is confirmed to house the immersive Imelda Marcos musical. logo
A scene from Here Lies Love at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

After months of rumors, the National Theatre of London will welcome David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's award-winning musical, Here Lies Love, when performances begin at the newly renamed Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe) on September 30. Running through January 8, the production is scheduled to open October 13.

With concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and additional music by Tom Gandey and J. Pardo, Here Lies Love examines the rise and fall of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines during the upsurge of the People Power Revolution.

Alex Timbers returns to direct the immersive musical, along with his full creative team led by Annie-B Parson (choreography), David Korins (scenic design), Clint Ramos (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer (sound design), Peter Nigrini (projection design), Kimberly Grigsby (music supervisor), Justin Levine (collaborating music producer), and Matt Stine (music editor).

Here Lies Love opened in 2013 for a limited engagement at The Public Theater and currently plays an open-ended run there.

Click here for a full report on Here Lies Love and the rest of the National's fall theater season via

For tickets to Here Lies Love at The Public, click here.


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