NT Live: Small Island

Arts

The Michael Frayn Theatre at KGS is an official NT Live venue, broadcasting the best of British theatre live from London stages.

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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. 

7pm, Thu 4 Jul 2019
Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10
Running time: 3 hours 20 mins, including interval
Rated 15

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