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 performances. Daily 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