In Arabia We'd All Be Kings

Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Vik Sivalingam
Performed by our final year BA (Hons) Professional Acting students in The Carne Studio Theatre

When recently released ex-convict Lenny returns to his old New York neighbourhood he discovers the mayor’s clean-up of the city has created an aura of hopeless desperation among his old friends. With most of his old neighbours driven out by gentrification, those who remain congregate in a bar in Hell’s Kitchen. But as New York’s real estate boom kicks in, the bar is set to be sold. Stephen Adly Guirgis’ social tragedy underscores the human need for stability.

Guirgis is an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He is a member and a former co-artistic director of New York City's LAByrinth Theater Company. His play Between Riverside and Crazy won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other plays include Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train (recently revived to great acclaim at the Young Vic) and The Motherf**ker with the Hat.

1 hour and 30 minutes without an interval.

Content Warnings: strong language, sexual content, simulated drug use, racist language, threat of violence, guns & knives.

Fri 31 May – 7.45pm

Sat 1 June – 7.45pm

Mon 3 June – 2.15pm & 7.45pm

Tue 4 June – 2.15pm & 7.45pm

Wed 5 June – 7.45pm Pre / Post-show events available for Members, Supporters and Patrons

Thu 6 June – 2.15pm & 7.45pm 


Priority booking opens on 24 April (by phone) and general booking on the 30 April.

You can book your tickets either online or by calling LAMDA's Box Office on 020 8834 0550 (Mon–Fri, 12–5pm).

Price: £14 (£7 concessions)* Group booking: £9 each for groups of ten or more.

*Concession tickets are available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, people over 65 or under 18 and those in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

You will need to provide proof of eligibility for these concessions when collecting your tickets. Please drop us an email to [email protected] if you have any queries about what to provide. Tickets are strictly non-refundable and can only be exchanged subject to availability and an exchange fee. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Collection 

Please collect your tickets from our Box Office at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. You can find our full Box Office Terms and Conditions below:

Box Office Terms and Conditions

Refund policy

Credit/debit card payments are non-refundable under any circumstances other than card payment errors.


For access information, please call our Box Office on 020 8834 0550 or email [email protected]

How to find LAMDA

155 Talgarth Road
W14 9DA

By Tube
The nearest tube station is Barons Court, which is served by the District and Piccadilly lines.

Director - Vik Sivalingam

Designer - Natalie Jackson

Sound Designer - Jamie MacDonald

Lighting Designer - Louis Pezet

Lenny - Michael DeFilippis

Skank - Matthew Yulish

Jake - Michael Kosko

Sammy/Holy Roller - Wyatt Warner

Greer/Carrol - Samuel Adebayo

Vic/Charlie - William Robinson

Miss Reyes - Julia Romano

Demaris - Lucy Girling

Daisy - Rose Jackson-Smith

Chickie - Julia DelBarrio

Production Manager - Anielle Marimootoo

Technical Stage Managers - Louis Pezet & Macushla McGown

Deputy Stage Manager - Amy Grudniewicz

Studio Production Team - Millie Swinchin Rew & Oliver Horne

Vocal Coach - Paul Hill

Fight Director - Jonathan Jaynes