|Thurs 27th June||7.00pm|
Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11
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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. Tickets have now sold out at the National Theatre for this production for the whole live run!
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.
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 this timely and moving story.
Note that BBFC rating for Small Island is a 15, as it contains strong language and themes that some people may find distressing.
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.