Small Island is an absolute joy and an overdue, no reservations at all, win for Rufus Norris at the NT. There’s nothing else to say. Well except this: you must see it, immediately.
Small Island is an epic story straddling Jamaica and England before, during and after World War II and exploring colonialism, racism, love and identity.
Small Island is a terrific yarn, both romantic and tough, about history and Empire and sex and frustration, escape and hope and love and racism: about promises turned to dross and the great seas of misunderstanding that roll between people.
The stage version of Andrea Levy’s classic Windrush story is a fun epic that takes ages and ages to warm up.
Andrea Levy’s award-winning and sprawling epic Small Island retells an uneasy moment in Britain’s recent history through the eyes of the people involved. But what a glorious story it is.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Helen Edmundson’s stage adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel, Small Island.
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Leah Harvey and Aisling Loftus lead the cast of Small Island, adapted by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel, directed by Rufus Norris in the Olivier Theatre, as part of the National Theatre’s new season.