Audiences take a trip back to the 1920s for the latest production heading to the stage of the Hampstead Theatre as Howard’s Brenton’s exploration of a man in the public eye is directed by John Dove.
The focus is one of the biggest names of his time – T.E. Lawrence, a man whose writings made him a big figure in the early 20th century and who has since been immortalised in the film Lawrence Of Arabia. In this play, Lawrence After Arabia, we explore his worldview and how he attempts to deal with the growing pressure of living in the public eye.
Writer Howard Brenton has won awards for his previous work over the decades, with shows like Pravda earning Evening Standard Awards, and his career has included a wealth of other shows dating back to the 1960s. His plays shows have included Doctor Scroggy’s War at Shakespeare’s Globe, 55 Days at the Hampstead Theatre, Never So Good at the National Theatre and Paul at the National Theatre, amongst many others.
For Lawrence After Arabia we catch up with the well known title character after he goes into hiding in 1922, with Lawrence craving for some sort of normality as he lives in a small village reflecting on his work and his country’s attitude. His fans look on in bewilderment, however, and whilst he despairs they wonder what has happened to an English hero.
Lawrence’s writings made him a star early in the 20th century and this production marks 100 years since the Turkish rule by the Ottoman Empire came under fire due to the Arab Revolt, a situation that Lawrence was involved with.
So now Lawrence After Arabia plays at the Hampstead theatre, opening at the North London venue on Thursday 28th April 2016.
|Booking From:||Friday, 3rd June 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 4th June 2016|
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