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Film Series : National Theatre Live

NT Live: Small Island

2019, Rufus Norris, UK, 200 min.
With Leah Harvey, Gershwin Eustace Jr.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 2nd 2:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 3rd 3:00pm

“Momentous theater…paints an unforgettable picture.”—Michael Billington, Guardian
“Dazzling…a mix of naturalism and playfulness and fine ensemble playing from a 40-strong cast.”—Kate Kellaway, Observer

Timely and moving, SMALL ISLAND embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948. Based on Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel, this epic new theater adaptation follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense (Harvey) yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica. Gilbert (Eustace) dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie (Aisling Loftus) longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. Note: Strong and racially offensive language is used at times, reflecting the play’s historical accuracy. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)

(Note: Matinee discounts do not apply to the August 2 screening.)

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