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NT LIVE : Small Island 2

Thu 27 June

NT LIVE : Small Island

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.

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.

Adapted by Helen Edmundson and based on 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.

BBFC classification: 15 due to strong language and themes some people may find distressing
Running time: 3h 20 mins inc a 20 min interval

Momentous theatre. One of the most important plays of the year


Rufus Norris’s epic adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel is spectacular


A gripping story of the Windrush generation. A vital production

The Times


Thu 27 June






£12 adv / £13 door