30 June 2019

NT Live: Small Island

​7:30pm - 10:00pm. Chorley Little Theatre.

​​Adapted by Helen Edmundson.
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy.

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation shown on Chorley’s cinema screen in HD with surround sound.

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 of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

Tickets £12 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/610581​​