Small Island

Small Island $14.99

Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast

Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica

Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer

Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots

Three intimately connected stories, tracing the tangled history of Jamaica and Britain

Andrea Levy's epic novel, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, journeys from Jamaica to Britain in 1948 - the year that HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury

Small Island was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in 2019, in an acclaimed production directed by Rufus Norris

This revised edition of the play was published alongside the revival of the production in 2022


'Extraordinary. A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel' ~ Observer

'Edmundson has a knack for skilfully distilling story... ferociously entertaining' ~ Time Out

'Inspiring adaptation... a gripping state-of-the-nation epic... the show acknowledges struggle and strife on all sides, flies the flag for compassion and achieves a hard-won (and still to be fought for) inclusivity' ~ Telegraph

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