Theatres in London are currently closed. In the West End, the closure will continue at least until 26 April.
The show below was scheduled to run in the period when we expect theatres to remain closed.
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Photography (Leah Harvey, original cast) by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
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.
Following a sold-out run in 2019, the critically acclaimed production of Andrea Levy's epic novel returns to the Olivier stage.
Note: this production contains strobe-like effects. As part of depicting the experience of Jamaican immigrants to Britain after the Second World War, at times characters in the play use language which is racially offensive.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Previews 30 June - 6 July
£69 - £20
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£86, £66, £56, £46, £36, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£89, £69, £59, £49, £39, £20
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Tue 5 January, 1.45pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.15pm
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Sat 2 January 2021, 1.45pm
Author: Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy's novel
Composer: Benjamin Kwasi Burrell
Director: Rufus Norris
Designer: Katrina Lindsay
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Projections: Jon Driscoll
Fight director: Kate Waters
Movement: Coral Messam