NT at Home: Small Island Tickets London Theatre

NT at Home: Small Island Tickets

4.5 (2) · Contemporary Drama

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“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.”
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Overview

Filmed live during its sold-out run in 2019, the National Theatre’s epic production of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel is streaming with National Theatre at Home to mark Windrush Day 2020.

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 between Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the Olivier Theatre in this timely and moving story.

Critic reviews

Andrea Levy's Windrush epic bursts triumphantly onto the stage – and our screens

· The Arts Desk

Powerful. Rufus Norris’s effortlessly enjoyable production is everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today

· Metro (Original production)

Extraordinary. Charming performances. Spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel

· The Observer (Original production)

Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances. Small Island has found its ideal home

· The Telegraph (Original production)

One of the most important plays of the year

· The Guardian (Original production)
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Date & time

Show ended
Thu 18 Jun, 7pm until Thu 25 Jun, 4pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 55 mins

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