Dorset gets first chance to see Lawrence: After Arabia

Dorset gets first chance to see Lawrence: After Arabia

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 9th February 2020.

An exclusive first screening of the film will be held in Dorset.

The new film about the final years of TE Lawrence is set for release on Tuesday 19th May - Marking the 80th anniversary of his death. 

Dorset residents are getting the first chance to watch the film at cinemas across the county.

Pre-release screenings are taking place at:

  • Electric Palace, Bridport - 1st May
  • Mowlem, Swanage - 2nd May
  • Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis - 3rd May
  • Arts Centre, Shaftesbury - 9th May
  • Corn Exchange, Dorchester - 10th May (two screenings 3pm and 7pm)
  • Exchange, Sturminster Newton - 11th May
  • Rex Cinema, Wareham - 12th May
  • Lighthouse, Poole - 19th May

Shot in Dorset with a largely local cast and crew supporting a line up that includes Brian Cox, Michael Maloney, Hugh Fraser, Nicole Ansari Cox and Tom Barber Duffy in the title role. 

Lawrence after Arabia

The film focuses on the events that led up to Lawrence's mysterious death, following a motorcycle accident near Bovington camp on 13th May 1935.

Lawrence had many influential friends including Winston Churchill. He also had his share of enemies - was his death the result of a freak accident or a planned assassination? 

Writer and director Mark JT Griffin has had a long-held fascination with Lawrence of Arabia that dates back to his childhood. 

For a full list of screenigs and ticket bookings, go to the Lawrence After Arabia website.