Catch Lawrence After Arabia at the Hampstead Theatre, an intriguing play imagining the secluded life of T.E. Lawrence following his desertion of the limelight.
It’s August 1922, and the most famous man in England has disappeared without a trace. But, in the village of Ayot St Lawrence: the "uncrowned king of Arabia" is discovered hiding on the top floor of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Shaw.
Howard Brenton’s new play, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, sees T.E. Lawrence disgusted by his own fame, and looking for peace and normality. But deep down, Lawrence is still a brilliant archaeologist and intrepid desert explorer, proud of his achievements. His relationship with, and fascination for, the spotlight will never stop haunting him.
Directed by John Dove, Lawrence After Arabia sees Brenton’s anticipated return to Hampstead Theatre, after his acclaimed historical epics Drawing the Line, 55 Days and The Arrest of Ai Weiwei.
Venue Details & Map
Eton AvenueHampsteadLondonNW3 3EU
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- Nearest tube - Swiss Cottage (exit 2)