NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Small Island
July 8, 17, 22, 31 7pm
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adapted by Helen Edmundson
based on the novel by Andrea Levy
directed by Rufus Norris
Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island bursts to new life. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live's 10th birthday.
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, England.
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.
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.