National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinema screens all over the world.

National Theatre Live is back and we’re excited to host a number of screenings of NTL plays filmed live as they were performed in London.

With state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, we bring you each performance as it happens, in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage.

Special Event Screening: $25

Small Island

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.

WARNING: As part of depicting the experience of Jamaican immigrants to Britain after the Second World War, at times characters in the play use language which is racially offensive.

Fri     8   Nov   7.30pm   Fri    15   Nov   7.30pm
Sun  10  Nov    2.00pm   Sun  17   Nov    2.00pm 


Duration: 170min including a 20min interval

★★★★★ One of the most important plays of the year. ~ Guardian

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

★★★★★ Rufus Norris’s effortlessly enjoyable production is everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today. ~ Metro

★★★★ Breathtaking. An all-encompassing and absorbing production. ~ WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances. ~ Daily Telegraph

Upper Yarra Arts Centre
Healesville Memorial Hall
The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
1300 368 333
Special Event Pricing: $25

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