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SMALL ISLAND returns to the National Theatre until the end of April.

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Small Island

The acclaimed, five-star production of Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel adapted by our brilliant client Helen Edmundson.


Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots.

Following their lives through the Second World War until the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury, hopes for the future soon meet the stubborn reality of post-war Britain.

Adapted by Helen Edmundson and directed by Rufus Norris, this ‘resonant, funny and moving’ (★★★★★ Mail on Sunday) play brings to life the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

Don’t miss out, tickets are available here:https://events.nationaltheatre.org.uk/events/82959

Published: 24th February 2022