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May 5, 2016

FIRST LOOK - Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

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The world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence After Arabia opens tonight at the Hampstead Theatre directed by John Dove. We are pleased to bring you these great images of the production.

August, 1922. The most famous man in England has vanished without a trace: T.E. Lawrence has completely disappeared. But in the idyllic calm of the village of Ayot St Lawrence, on the top floor of the home of Mr and Mrs Bernard Shaw, the ‘uncrowned King of Arabia’ is hiding - with slabs of homemade carrot cake for comfort.

Wearied by his romanticised persona and worldwide fame, disgusted with his country and himself, Lawrence is craving normality. But when you’re a brilliant archaeologist, scholar, linguist, writer and diplomat – as well as a legendary desert warrior - how can you ever be normal? And beyond the Shaws’ garden wall, nobody cares how he feels: England just wants its hero back. Can he ever return?

BOOK NOW FOR LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

Jeff Rawle as George Bernard Shaw, William Chubb as Edmund Allenby and Geraldine James as Charlotte Shaw in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

(L) Khalid Laith as Prince Feisal in Lawrenec After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

Geraldine James as Charlotte Shaw in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

Jack Laskey as T E Lawrence in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

Jack Laskey as T E Lawrence in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

Jeff Rawle as George Bernard Shaw in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

Rosalind March as Blanche Patch in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

Sam Alexander as Lowell Thomas and Geraldine James as Charlotte Shaw in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

Book now for Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

William Chubb as Edmund Allenby in Lawrence After Arabia. Photo: Alastair Muir

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ABOUT BRITISHTHEATRE

BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..