NT: Small Island

Beaming live from the National Theatre, this 10th birthday celebration of NT Live performances

Showing Times

Thu 27 Jun 19:00

Small Island takes 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.

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.  A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story. 


Film Information

170 mins

Our Charity

We donate 100% of our profits to The Sustainability Institute,
a pioneering South African charity dedicated to changing lives.

Find out more