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National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots.
Small Island follows their lives through the Second World War until the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury, where hopes for the future soon meet the stubborn reality of post-war Britain.
Adapted by Helen Edmundson and directed by Rufus Norris, this ‘resonant, funny and moving’ (★★★★★ Mail on Sunday) play brings to life the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.