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July 16, 2019 7:00 PM
Small Island

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July 16, 2019 7:00 PM


Lensic Performing Arts Center


Lensic Presents NT Live in HD: Small Island


Member Presale starts Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am
Tickets available to all Friday, April 12 at 10 am

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.

Image (Leah Harvey) by Franklyn Rodgers

Tickets: Lensic Members - $19 | Public - $22

*Please note Small Island has been rated by BBFC as 15, as it contains strong language and themes that some people may find distressing.

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