NT Live encore screenings: Small Island

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.

Certificate 15.

Encore screening: Monday 15 July 5.30pm | Sheffield | Victoria

Encore screening: Tuesday 16 July 5.30pm | Canterbury | Colchester | Wimbledon

Encore screening: Sunday 21 July 1.45pm | Ripon

Encore screening: Sunday 21 July 2.00pm | Aldgate | Mayfair | Richmond

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