Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.
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.
Small Island is BBFC rated 15 – strong language and occasional use by the characters of language which is racially offensive.
Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances. Daily Telegraph
Holmes & Watson The Farewell TourDate: 30/09/2021Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £16, £14, £8 under 16 A new comedy that the Northern Echo said is " totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers,,,so funny it should come with a Government health warning.”