NT Live: Small Island

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2019 | 200 minutes | Rufus Norris

Opens July 7, 2019

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.

Vouchers are not accepted for this performance


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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.

  • Director: Rufus Norris
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 200 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13