Andrea Levy’s novel “Small Island” in a new theatrical adaptation, directed by Helen Edmundson, from the National Theatre of London’s acclaimed NT Live theatre program.
WHEN: 2nd October 21.00
WHERE: : Centre of Mediterranean Architecture (CAM), Katechaki &Akti Tompasi 31, Venetian Harbour, Chania
Tickets: € 12,-, children up to 12 years, students, unemployed € 10,-
“Small Island” is about a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through WWII 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 wants to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
The National Theatre of London, based on the banks of the Thames, has always been a pioneer inspiring contemporary theatre producers worldwide. With 25 new theatre productions a year, the National Theatre is one of the modern-day temples of theatrical art.
Through its NT Live program, launched experimentally in 2009, the National Theatre now reaches over 2,000 venues worldwide, making it possible for its devoted fans around the world to enjoy moments of theatrical grandeur created by this iconic theatrical institution.