NT – Small Island (15)
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel, Small Island comes to life in an epic new adaption for the theatre. It is directed by Rufus Norris and stars, CJ Beckford, Jaqueline Boatwain, Phoebe Frances and Chereen Buckley. Experience the play, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday celebration.
Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked in Tilbury.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense years 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 play contains some strong language and themes that some people may find distressing.
Saturday 13th July, 7.00pm. (2hr 50min)
Saturday 21st July, 7.00pm (2h 50min)
Tickets on sale from 29th May, from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard, Market Harborough, or via http://www.octagonfilms.org.uk from 1st June.