National Theatre Live - Broadcast on the Screen
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.
Image (Leah Harvey) by Franklyn Rodgers
Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy
Approximate Running Time: 170 minutes
Booking fees per transaction: 50p at the Box Office, £1.00 over the phone or on internet bookings.
Broadcasts start at the advertised time. Doors open 30 minutes before, please arrive in good time or you may have to wait for a suitable break in the performance to be allowed to enter the auditorium.