Small Island
24 Feb – 30 Apr 2022

National Theatre

Small Island, National Theatre
Small Island, National Theatre

The acclaimed, five-star production of Andrea Levy’s novel returns to the National Theatre this spring.

small island

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.

Playing from 24 February. Tickets from £20.  

NEED TO KNOW: Small Island is at the National Theatre from 24 Feb – 30 April 2022 | Rview of SMALL ISLAND | Read our 5 star review