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Small Island

Production Company: National Theatre Live
Venue: The Corn Hall

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Journeying from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 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.


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‘Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances.’
★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
Rufus Norris’s epic adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel is spectacular.
★★★★★ Observer