23rd February 2022
The acclaimed, five-star production of Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel returns.
Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Following their lives through the Second World War until the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury, hopes for the future soon meet the stubborn reality of post-war Britain.
Adapted by Helen Edmundson and directed by Rufus Norris, this ‘resonant, funny and moving’ play brings to life the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
See L&C’s excellent Leemore Marrett Jr in ‘Small Island’ at The National’s Olivier Theatre until 30th April