National Theatre Live
adapted by Helen Edmundson
based on the novel by Andrea Levy
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 Tillbury, 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.
Run time: 2hrs. 50 min.
Tickets are $15 for Museum Members and $18 for General Admission (does not include general admission to the Museum). When 4 or more National Theatre Live tickets are purchased in one transaction all tickets will receive a $3 discount. See other NTL options eligible for the Select 4 promo here.