A Small Place

A Small Place

4.5 (2) · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary

"You emerge from customs into the hot, clean air: immediately you feel cleansed, immediately you feel blessed (which is to say special); you feel free."

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8 November 2018  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Under Ellen McDougall, the Gate has been on a roll turning out a string of hits. So expectations are high for this adaptation of Jamaica Kincaid’s story about Western colonial exploitation. Inspired by Kincaid’s experiences of growing up in Antigua, the book lays bare the harsh reality behind the cloudless skies and shimmering beaches and upmarket resorts which the tourists see. The Gate is notable for its ingenious design and ability to conjure an entire world in the tiniest of spaces, so the island of Antigua should be a doddle.”

Overview

What happens when the familiar becomes strange? When places that were once home no longer feel safe?

Fly with us to Antigua and experience the island like never before...

For the first time ever, Jamaica Kincaid’s searing story about Western colonial exploitation is adapted for the stage, starring Cherrelle Skeete and Nicola Alexis.

Critic reviews

A horror story that’s also a love letter to the Caribbean island of Antigua

The Stage

Stage adaptation of Jamaica Kincaid’s devastating takedown of colonialism in the Caribbean

Time Out

Tourists get a rude awakening in this stinging indictment of colonialism

Evening Standard

Some brilliantly poetic, charged imagery

WhatsOnStage

A Small Place offers no solution, as there is none; nor does it ask for retribution, because nothing of equal weight exists. It only seeks to re-engrave minds that have the option to forget.

A Younger Theatre

Anger is the only correct response to inequality and injustice. I want more anger but I also want there to be a point where artists of colour don’t have to be angry anymore and don’t have to make work continually leading white audiences through the injustices heaped upon them

Exeunt

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 8 Nov - Sat 1 Dec, 3pm & 7.30pm

Venue

11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate W11 3HQ London, UK · Get Directions
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