NT LIVE: Small Island
June 27 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm£8 – £12
National Theatre Live
Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
One of the most important plays of the year. Superb production. Outstanding performances. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre. “The Guardian FULL REVIEW
Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
★★★★★ “Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances. Small Island has found its ideal home.” Daily Telegraph FULL REVIEW
★★★★★”Extraordinary. Charming performances. Spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel.” The Observer
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
★★★★ Time out
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.
Please note Small Island will not be a live broadcast. It will have been filmed in front of a live audience