National Theatre Live: Small Island (15) Stalls seats

Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AD
Thu 27th June 2019

National Theatre Live
Small Island
adapted by Helen Edmundson
based on the novel by Andrea Levy


Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize- winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


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.

 The BBFC rating for Small Island is 15 (no-on under the age of 15 will be admitted), as it contains strong language and themes that some people may find distressing.


Google map static shot of Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AD
Share this event