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NT LIVE: SMALL ISLAND

HULL TRUCK STUDIO, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

3 Sep 2019

19:00

£14

12+

Adapted by Helen Edmunson

Based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, 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 of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

This is a screening of a performance filmed in front of a live audience.

Gallery Production Photographs by Brinkhoff Moegenburg
Gallery Backstage Photographs by Fran Reidy
Main show image (Leah Harvey) by Franklyn Rodgers

Venue Details

HULL TRUCK STUDIO,
50 Ferensway,
Hull,
HU2 8LB

01482 323638

boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk

https://www.hulltruck.co.uk

A pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas, are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities. Through our work with schools and local communities we engage with thousands of young people, disabled groups and adults, offering opportunities to participate in the arts, whether as the first step into a career, a way to build confidence and meet new people, or as part of a rounded education. During our Year of Exceptional Drama as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 we welcomed a record number of 108,000 audience members at our home in Hull and on tour around the UK. We were thrilled to work with a wide range of internationally renowned artists and companies to stage 13 home-produced plays, including 7 new commissions. We have announced our ambitious equality and diversity plans as part of our commitment to opening up access to all aspects of the theatre. The animation below details how and why we will be ensuring our doors are well and truly flung open to all. It was developed by the theatre’s Inclusion Action Group.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Hearing Loop

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

Monday
10:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday
10:00am-5:30pm
Wednesday
10:00am-5:30pm
Thursday
10:00am-5:30pm
Friday
10:00am-5:30pm
Saturday
10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday
10:00am-5:30pm