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NT at Home: Small Island Tickets

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NT at Home: Small Island photo on Stagedoor
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Thu 18 Jun, 7pm until Thu 25 Jun, 4pm

Runtime: 2h 55m

About NT at Home: Small Island

Filmed live during its sold-out run in 2019, the National Theatre’s epic production of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel is streaming with National Theatre at Home to mark Windrush Day 2020. 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 between Jamaica and the UK. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the Olivier Theatre in this timely and moving story.