OnScreen Film - Small Island - National Theatre Live
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. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
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.
"One of the most important plays of the year. Superb production. Outstanding performances. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre." The Guardian
"Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances. Small Island has found its ideal home" Daily Telegraph.
Duration: 3 hrs 10 mins
Friend of the MEC: $20
VIP: ID Required (Friends of the Gallery/ Taree Film Society Members/ MidCoast Libraries Bookclub Member: $20)
Group 8+: $20
School Group: $15 (not available online - please call us on 6592 5466 for school bookings)
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 | 10:00 AM
- 01:10 PM
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 | 07:00 PM
- 10:10 PM
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