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Small Island | Trailer
Seeded by iecontent2 on 1 Aug 2019
Author: National Theatre
Gilbert. Hortense. Queenie. Live on stage at the National Theatre until August. Broadcast to cinemas with National Theatre Live on 27 June. Andrea Levy’s epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage. A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island 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. Hundreds of £15 tickets for every performance