Small Island


A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 - the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
Small Island at the National Theatre

Image (Leah Harvey) by Franklyn Rodgers


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Started: Wednesday 17 April 2019
Booking until: Saturday 10 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage.


A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 - the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.


Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island 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.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 17 April 2019

Press night:Wednesday 1 May 2019

Booking until:Saturday 10 August 2019

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:
£37 - £15 (17 and 18 April)

Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees: £50, £42, £38, £30, £15

Friday & Saturday eves: £55, £48, £42, £32, £15


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 19 July, 7.30pm

Sat 20 July, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Tue 28 May, 7.30pm

Wed 12 June, 2pm

Sat 27 July, 2pm


Cast


CJ Beckford

Jacqueline Boatswain

Phoebe Frances Brown

Chereen Buckley

Cavan Clarke

Shiloh Coke

Beatie Edney

Gershwyn Eustache Jnr

Adam Ewan

David Fielder

Amy Forrest

Leah Harvey

John Hastings

Stephanie Jacob

Sandra James-Young

Natey Jones

Trevor Laird

Aisling Loftus

Johann Myers

Andrew Rothney


Creatives


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

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