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Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel SMALL ISLAND comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.
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, England.
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 London in this timely and moving story.
Running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes (including one 20-minute intermission)
PLEASE NOTE: This production contains adult themes and language. Viewer discretion is advised. Not recommended for young audience members.
Join us for a 20-30 minute discussion with guest speaker STEPHEN BUHLER following the 1:00 p.m. screening on Sunday, June 30.
STEPHEN BUHLER - Author of Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof, Stephen Buhler is Aaron Douglas Professor of English at UNL and also Education Director for the Flatwater Shakespeare Company. Read more at www.unl.edu/english/stephen-buhler and www.flatwatershakespearecompany.org/about/