Notes from a Small Island

by Bill Bryson

Adapted for the stage by Tim Whitnall

Directed by Paul Hart

Co-produced with the Watermill Theatre


The literary phenomenon, Bill Bryson’s masterpiece Notes from a Small Island journeys to the stage
for the very first time in a witty new comedy, starring hilarious comedian and impressionist Jon
Culshaw (Dead Ringers) for a major new UK tour in Autumn 2020.

Adapted from the smash-hit memoir by national treasure Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island
spent three years in the Sunday Times best sellers list, sold over two million copies and was voted on
World Book Day by BBC Radio 4 listeners as the book that best represents our British identity.
What makes us love this country we call our own?

Join Bill as he journeys from Calais to Scotland, rediscovering the green and pleasant land he calls his
home, ahead of moving back to his native United States. How can the nation that produced
Marmite, Gardener’s Question time and people who say ‘Ooh lovely’ at the sight of a cup of tea,
hold such a special place in his heart?

Escape to a laughter-filled evening in this brand-new production that celebrates one of the nation’s
most beloved books. A tribute to all the quirks and idiosyncrasies of our small island, that will leave
you feeling positively proud to be British.



Jon Culshaw – Bill Bryson

More to be announced



Director – Paul Hart