There is no stopping our rising star, Keira Chansa; she opens tonight as Little Hortense in SMALL ISLAND at the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris. Keira is best known for her screen work and recently played Alice Littleton (Junior Lead) in COME AWAY opposite Angelina Jolie. Keira is delighted to be making her professional stage debit at the National Theatre. Andrea Levy’s epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage. A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.