ANDREA Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation which will be shown at Cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on Monday, July 1 (7pm).

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. Filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

“One of the most important plays of the year. Superb production. Outstanding performances. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre,” says The Guardian.

“Exceptional performances. A gripping state-of-the-nation epic,” writes The Daily Telegraph, while in another five-star review The Observer adds: “Extraordinary. A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel.”

Tickets for National Theatre Live screenings are priced at £12.50 full price (£11.50 concessions) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200, on-line at or via the Mwldan app.