Small Island

Small Island

Olivier Theatre, National, London
Small Island
Olivier Theatre, National, London
Our Review 4 / 5
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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 EdmundsonSmall 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.

Previews from |
17th April 2019
Opening date |
1st May 2019
Booking from |
11th December 2019
Available until |
10th August 2019
Closes |
10th August 2019
Categories |
By:
adapted by Helen Edmundson, based on the novel by Andrea Levy
Director:
Rufus Norris
Songs by:
Benjamin Kwasi Burrell
Lighting:
Paul Anderson
Sound:
Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Design:
Katrina Lindsay
Choreography:
Coral Messam
Costume:
Katrina Lindsay
Cast list:
CJ Beckford, Paul Bentall, Jacqueline Boatswain, Phoebe Frances Brown, Chereen Buckley, Cavan Clarke, Shiloh Coke, Beatie Edney, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Adam Ewan, David Fielder, Amy Forrest, Leah Harvey, John Hastings, Stephanie Jacob, Sandra James-Young, CJ Johnson, Natey Jones, Trevor Laird, Aisling Loftus, Johann Myers, .Daniel Norford, Andrew Rothney
Other info:
Fight Director: Kate Waters, Projection Designer: Jon Driscoll

Olivier Theatre, National Venue Information

Address:
Olivier Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

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Our Review of Small Island

4/5

The latest chapter in the ongoing scandal around the treatment of the Windrush generation - immigrants who arrived in the "mother country" from the West Indies in the late 40s and early 50s - is still being written, with a group of over 80 MPs referring the Home Office to the Equality and Human Rights Commission only this week to investigate whether its "deeply discriminatory" hostile environment immigration policies represent institutional racism. Read more

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