IU CINEMA: Small Island (National Theatre Live)

  • October 13, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 4:00 PM to 7:20 PM
  • $12 IUB students, $15 non-students

Photo by Brinkhoff Moegenburg

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new adaptation, 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. 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 in this timely and moving story, adapted for the stage by Helen Edumundson.

Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP
Directed by Rufus Norris
$12 IUB students, $15 non-students
National Theatre Live

IU CINEMA: Small Island (National Theatre Live)