Next on 7:30pm Thursday 6th February
Directed byRufus Norris
Cast membersLeah Harvey, Shiloh Coke, Amy Forrest
Running time200 minutes
NT: Small Island (15)
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, 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.
This is a cinema event. Recorded live at the National Theatre
Please Note This event was previously listed as (12A). It has now been classified as (15) for strong language and themes that some people may find distressing. No-one younger than 15 will be admitted.
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Thu 6th Feb 2020