Small Island by Andrea Levy
(28 Oct 2020 – 9 Jan 2021 )

Adapted by Helen Edmundson
National Theatre

Small Island, National Theatre
Small Island, National Theatre

Following a sold-out run in 2019, the critically acclaimed production of Andrea Levy’s epic novel returns to the Olivier stage. Hope and humanity confront cold reality in 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.

Helen Edmundson’s stage adaptation, featuring a company of 40 actors, traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK throughout the Second World War until 1948 – the year HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

NEED TO KNOW: Small Island is at the National Theatre from 28 Oct 2020 to 9 Jan 2021 | BOOK TICKETS