Small Island (Free Screening starting 6/18 at 2PM)
June 18, 2020, 2:00PM
Available On Demand through June 25 at 2pm ET
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic theatre adaptation about the Windrush generation that airs to coincide with Windrush Day 2020 on Sunday June 22.
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, England.
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 London in this timely and moving story.
Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes with one 20 minute intermission.
Image Credit Top: Courtesy of National Theatre at Home.