National Theatre Live Broadcast
Small Island
McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Drama
Runs Mar 03Mar 08, 2020

“Small Island, ”Adapted by Helen Edmundson, Based on the novel by Andrea Levy, Directed by Rufus Norris. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the passenger liner and cruise ship 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. “4-Stars…a landmark in the National Theatre’s history …one of the most important plays of the year,” says the Guardian. Contains adult language and themes. Since 2009, National Theatre Live has aired more than 80 live broadcasts of the best British plays from stages across the UK that have been watched by nearly nine million people around the world.

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