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Andrea Levy’s Small Island and Ibsen’s Rosmersholm—the best theatre in May 2019

Plus The Tiger Lillies on tour

By Michael Coveney   May 2019
Andrea Levy's Small Island is coming to the National Theatre in May

Andrea Levy's Small Island is coming to the National Theatre in May

Small Island National Theatre, 17th April to 10th August

Rufus Norris, artistic director of the National Theatre, could do with a big summer hit. He plumps for an adaptation, by Helen Edmundson, of Andrea Levy’s rousing epic family drama about the Windrush generation finding its feet in post-war Britain. Hope meets stubborn reality as a new day dawns in 1948. The play might echo the…

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