Join us on the red carpet for the exclusive world premiere screening of Lawrence: After Arabia, the eagerly anticipated new film about the final years of TE Lawrence, on Tuesday 19 May, the 85th anniversary of his death.
Shot in Dorset with a largely local cast and crew supporting a stellar line up that includes Brian Cox, Michael Maloney, Hugh Fraser, Nicole Ansari Cox and Tom Barber Duffy in the title role, the film focuses on the events that led up to Lawrence’s mysterious death following a motorcycle accident near Bovington Camp on 13 May 1935. With so many powerful and influential friends, among them Winton Churchill, Lawrence also had his shares of enemies – was his death the result of a freak accident or a bodged assassination?
Keen local interest in the making of the film and the wider public’s continuing pre-occupation with the last act in the story of a genuine national hero also attracted music legends Rick Wakeman and Bruce Woolley (ex-Buggles), Guy Protheroe of the English Chamber Choir and composer-musician Clifford White to collaborate on the soundtrack.
Lawrence: After Arabia has been a labour of love for writer-director Mark JT Griffin, the result of a long-held fascination with Lawrence of Arabia that dates back to his childhood discovery of war artist Eric Kennington’s life-size effigy of his storied friend that lies in the 1000-year-old St Martin’s Church in Wareham.
As befits the auspicious occasion there is a black tie dress code (optional) and the ticket price includes a souvenir programme with a welcome drink on arrival.
This is a Lighthouse fundraising event and all proceeds will directly support our work enriching our communities through shared cultural experiences.