NT Live

Small Island 15

Thu 16 Jan, 7.30pm



“★★★★★ – Levy’s Windrush epic makes momentous theatre" – Guardian.


Returning due to demand, Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic theatre adaptation, filmed live on stage as part of NT Live’s10th 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.


PLEASE NOTE: The certification for this production has been revised to 15 (previously 12A), as it contains strong language and themes that some people may find distressing.

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