sign up
NTLive: SMALL ISLAND (15) Encore
Wed 03 Jul

NTLive: SMALL ISLAND (15) Encore

Frankwell QuayShrewsburySY3 8FT

Walker Theatre

Details Dates/Times & Buy Tickets
ON SCREEN IN THE WALKER THEATRE

National Theatre Live
ENCORE

SMALL ISLAND

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ANDREA LEVY
ADAPTED BY HELEN EDMUNDSON

Andrea Levy's Orange Prize-winning novel SMALL ISLAND comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play 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. 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 this timely and moving story.

'MOMENTOUS THEATRE. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYS OF THE YEAR.' Guardian
 
'EPIC AND INSPIRING. EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES.' Daily Telegraph
 
'A GRIPPING STORY OF THE WINDRUSH GENERATION. A VITAL PRODUCTION.' The Times

7PM£14.50 | 3h 20m inc. interval
Wed 03 Jul07:00PM Book
Venue Levy
Where applicable, advertised ticket prices are inclusive of a venue levy, retained by the venue to sustain and develop the programme of arts and culture in Shropshire.

You May Also Like ...

WED 05 JUN
ON SCREEN IN THE WALKER THEATRE THE TAMING OF THE SHREW ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY LIVE FROM STRATFORD-UPON-AVONIn a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell…
MON 10 JUN
ON SCREEN IN THE WALKER THEATRE National Theatre Live ENCORE ALL ABOUT EVEBY JOSEPH L MANKIEWICZ Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here…
TUE 11 JUN
ON SCREEN IN THE WALKER THEATRE LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE  ROMEO AND JULIET THE ROYAL BALLETBALLET IN THREE ACTSSHAKESPEARE'S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH…