The Last Horseman is the story of
Tirad, a young Bedouin whose lifelong dream is to find a horse to
ride into battle and glory and, ultimately, to conquer a kingdom.
The horse he seeks is no ordinary one. According to desert legend,
for each rider there is a horse and only until they are united can
the circle of destiny be complete.
Pursuing the horse of his dreams
with the help of an immortal poetess, Al Khansa, who recites the
elegies of the fallen warriors, Tirad travels through Arabia to
Egypt, a turbulent country caught between tribal wars and foreign
military interests of the late 19th century. There, he will get to
know his homeland and himself. He will discover, the hard way,that
a dream, like a kingdom, cannot be conquered in one day.
Along his way, he meets Lady Laura,
a beautiful English woman who loves adventure and noble Arabian
horses. She procures the horse of Tirad's dreams and makes it the
jewel of her stables in the outskirts of London. Learning this,
Tirad travels thousands of miles, from Cairo to Victorian London
where he confronts a strange, new world.
Tirad finds himself at odds with
Laura over what he believes is his horse although, at the same
time, he cannot help being fascinated by her. He also feels
threatened by this hostile society and lost in a vast city.
Nevertheless, he rises to the challenge and fights for the horse
the desert had promised him, in order to go back home and build a
A world of magic unfolds around Tirad; a world of dancing camels
and chattering locusts, warriors from the past and armies from the
future, incredible inventions, steam boats, cinematographers, shady
criminals and impossible romances. All of this comes together in a
spectacular musical to tell the story of the peoples of the desert
which has never been told.