Remembrance Day, November 11th, will be the opening night for Terence Rattigan’s riveting play “Ross”, at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre.
“Ross” is the story behind the man known as “Lawrence of Arabia”. 100 years ago, in 1916, Lawrence led the Arab Revolt and helped change the course of history in the Middle East, his actions reverberating down the decades to this very day.
Lawrence is played by the very talented Adelaide actor Will Cox, who coincidentally bears a striking resemblance to the real Lawrence.
The play begins and ends on the day when Lawrence’s true identity is discovered, and the threat of massive media reaction forces him out of the R.A.F. This drives his memories and dreams back to the desert campaign. Where David Lean’s epic film took us into the amazing visuals of the Arabian desert, Rattigan’s masterly play takes us into the tormented mind and soul of this most enigmatic of world heroes, and explores the psychological reasons why a hero would seek to run from his fame.
November 11 – 19