National Theatre Live: SMALL ISLAND

Captured-live broadcast from London

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the playin 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, England.

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 London in this timely and moving story.

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Running Time: 3 hours 20 min, including one 20-min intermission

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

★★★★ Lavish and moving stage adaptation of the late Andrea Levy's great novel about the Windrush generation.Time Out

★★★★★ Exceptional performances. A gripping state-of-the-nation epic. Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ Extraordinary. A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel.Observer

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Show Dates & Times:

11/7/19 - Thursday

2:00 pm,
7:00 pm,

$12.50/ General Admission
$10.50/ Strand Members

Available online at the link below; by calling 207-594-0070 (M-F, noon – 4pm); at the box office when the theater is open for shows; or at the door.

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