LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA
BY HOWARD BRENTON
DIRECTED BY JOHN DOVE
Howard Brenton’s new play, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, finds Lawrence trapped in his love/hate relationship with the limelight, tormented by ghosts and haunted by broken promises.
Brenton makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead following the critically acclaimed historical epics Drawing the Line, 55 Days and The Arrest of Ai Weiwei.
John Dove is a regular collaborator of Howard Brenton, having directed his plays In Extremis, the award-winning Anne Boleyn and Dr Scroggy’s War (all Shakespeare’s Globe).
Jack Laskey will play T.E. Lawrence while Jeff Rawle will play George Bernard Shaw andGeraldine James will star as Charlotte Shaw. The full cast includes Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Khalid Laith and Rosalind March.
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