NT Live: Small Island (Encore)

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Showings

Studio Theater Thu, Sep 12 2:00 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:Unrated
Run Time:3hr 10min
Release Year:2019
Genre:Broadcast
Drama
Category:Live Broadcasts
CAST/CREW
Cast:CJ Beckford
Paul Bentall
Jacqueline Boatswain
Chereen Buckley
Director:Rufus Norris

Description

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.