Small Island: National Theatre of London

Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 14 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre of London
Run Time:2 hours, 45 minutes
Trailer:https://youtu.be/G9xt1bbgjeg

Description

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.


“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. The timing is even more poignant as Andrea Levy sadly passed away this year, on Feb. 14, 2019.


“One of the most important plays of the year. Superb production. Outstanding performances. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre.” – Guardian


“Extraordinary. A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel.” – Observer


“Rufus Norris’s effortlessly enjoyable production is everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today.” – Metro


“Exceptional performances. A gripping state-of-the-nation epic.” – Daily Telegraph

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