U.K, 2019, 208 min, 2K DCP, Wri. Helen Edmundson, Dir. Rufus Norris, Rated R, ByExperience


Small Island

Friday, 7/26 to Sunday, 7/28

"One of the most important plays of the year." – Michael Billington, The Guardian

Andrea Levy’s epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage. A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island 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.

This production includes a 10 minute intermission; a lunch menu will be available before showtime that you can order from for the intermission. The Friday 7/26 screening features English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.


National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world including the Coral Gables Art Cinema! Tickets to these special screenings are $20 and under ($16 for Cinema members). Friday screenings of NTL feature English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.

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