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Thu 27 June 2019

Cope Auditorium, Edward Barnsley Building


£10 / £5 students

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Small Island
Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Certificate: 15

Running time: 3hrs 20 mins including a 20 minute interval

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.

Five star reviews:

'Momentous theatre. One of the most important plays of the year.' The Guardian

'Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances.' The Daily Telegraph

'A gripping story of the Windrush generation. A vital production.' The Times

Tickets can be purchased on the door (subject to availability). Please note that at present we can only accept cash payments on the door.

Image (Leah Harvey) by Franklyn Rodgers

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Thu 25 July 2019


Cope Auditorium


£10/ £5 students

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The Lehman Trilogy

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
directed by Sam Mendes

Running time 210 mins inc 2 intervals

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

Book Tickets


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK


01509 222 948