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Small Island

Written by

Andrea Levy

and

Helen Edmundson

Adapted by

Helen Edmundson

~playauthor~Written by~ Andrea Levy , Helen Edmundson ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Helen Edmundson

Nick Hern Books, 2019

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (41), Female (14), Male (27), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... the tangled history of Jamaica and Britain. Andrea Levy's epic novel Small Island, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, journeys from Jamaica to Britain in 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. It premiered at the National Theatre, London, in April 2019, directed by Rufus Norris....
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... 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. Andrea Levy’s...