Small Island Information
Andrea Levy’s epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage. A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island 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.
Book tickets to Small Island, or sign up to receive our latest news and show alerts.
Get the latest updates on Small Island
To get the latest news, reviews, interviews, new show alerts and ticket offers, sign up to our weekly newsletter
You can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions in the footer of every email we send.
Olivier Theatre Information
Cast and creative
By: adapted by Helen Edmundson, based on the novel by Andrea Levy
Songs by: Benjamin Kwasi Burrell
Director: Rufus Norris
Cast list: Leonie Elliott, Mirren Mack, Martin Hutson, Leemore Marrett Jr., Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Chereen Buckley, Cavan Clarke, Adam Ewan, David Fielder, Amy Forrest, Andrew Frame, Stephanie Jacob, Sandra James-Young, CJ Johnson, Rebecca Lee, Rachel Lumberg, Alicia McKenzie, Daniel Norford, Tom Page, David Webber, Marcel White, Flo Wilson, Asad-Shareef Muhammad, Theo-Oliver Townsend, Nasri Thompson, Ta’lia Harvey, Hosanna-Reine Grimwade and Renee Hart
Design: Katrina Lindsay
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Costume: Katrina Lindsay
Choreography: Coral Messam
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph