Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. The Thursday June 27th performance will be captured live on stage at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas including The Beehive, Honiton at 7pm.
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.
★★★★★ ‘One of the most important plays of the year. Superb production. Outstanding performances. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre.’ Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Exceptional performances. A gripping state-of-the-nation epic.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Extraordinary. A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel.’ Observer
★★★★★ ‘Rufus Norris’s effortlessly enjoyable production is everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today.’ Metro
★★★★ ‘Breathtaking. An all-encompassing and absorbing production. A play for today.’ WhatsOnStage
Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30.