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Small Island - NT Live
adapted by Helen Edmundson based on the novel by Andrea Levy
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3:00PM
James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Dr.
Conveniently located on the northern edge of UCLA campus in Melnitz Hall, just off Sunset (at Hilgard) Parking in lot #3, steps from the theater! Listening devices and ADA seating available. Please call our box office for accesibility info.
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.
Run Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes including interval