Small Island – National Theatre

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  • Running time: 200 minutes

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 (please note this is not a live broadcast but has been recorded in front of a live audience).
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.

    • Thursday 27 June 2019
      • 19:00
        • Wheelchair access
        • Free list suspended
        • 2D
        • Event cinema
        Start time:
        19:00
        Running time:
        200 mins
        Approx End Time:
        22:20
        Screen:
        2
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