Small Island - NT Live
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Small Island - NT Live

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain

Theatrical Screening – National Theatre Live

Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy

3hrs 30mins incl 20min interval


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.

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


★★★★★ Momentous theatre. One of the most important plays of the year. Guardian

★★★★★ Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performancesDaily Telegraph

★★★★★ Rufus Norris’s epic adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel is spectacular. Observer

★★★★ A gripping story of the Windrush generation. A vital production. The Times

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£14 (£12) £10 groups & under 26s

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