NT Live: SMALL ISLAND 12A

NT Live: SMALL ISLAND

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  • Sun 30 Jun
  • 170 minutes
  • Director: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: CJ Beckford, Jacqueline Boatswain, Chereen Buckley, Shiloh Coke.

Synopsis

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel SMALL ISLAND, adapted by Helen Edmundson, in an epic new theatre adaptation.  filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


With a cast of 40, SMALL ISLAND traces three intricately connected, timely and moving stories in a journey from Jamaica to Britain, from the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. 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.