Small Island - Rose Theatre

Small Island - Rose Theatre

as part of Theatre From London


Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Date Time
Sun, 7/7 11:00
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Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. 

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. 

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 this timely and moving story.

"One of the most important plays of the year." - Guardian

"A spectacular adaptation." - Observer

"A gripping story of the Windrush generation." - The Times

"Breathtaking. An all-encompassing and absorbing production." - WhatsOnStage