National Theatre at Home – Small Island

This week with National Theatre at Home you can see Small Island,  the sell-out production of Andrea Levy’s novel.

NT at Home Small Island - photo of Leah Harvey inset into a photo of the sea

Streaming  from 7pm  tonight – Thursday 18 June, until 7pm  Thursday 25 June.

Embark on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, from the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, in this moving stage adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as Small Island traces the tangled history between Jamaica and the UK and our characters dream of a better world. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots, in three intricately connected stories.

A little warning: Please note that, as part of depicting the experience of Jamaican immigrants to Britain after the Second World War, some characters in the play use racially offensive terms.  BBFC rating is 15 due to some strong language, discriminatory behaviour, occasional sexual references and mild violence.  The running time is 2hrs 55mins with a very short interval and it is subtitled.  The performance also includes some strobe lighting