Small Island 2022

Run Time:
3 hours 5 minutes
Opened: March 3, 2022
Closing: April 19, 2022

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National Theatre (Olivier)
(Waterloo) South Bank London

Extraordinary. A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel.'

Observer



Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots.Small Island follows their lives through the Second World War until the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury, where 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.



'Effortlessly enjoyable and everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today.'

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Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Small Island follows their lives through the Second World War until the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury, where hopes for the future soon meet the stubborn reality of post-war Britain.

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