Plays Directory : Little Women

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Louisa May Alcott
  • Written
    1867
  • Overview
    Little Women, a much loved classic, was written in 1867 and is a fictionalised biography of it's writer Louise May Alcott and her sisters.

    Pretty Meg, boyish Jo, affected Amy and gentle Beth are the Little Women of the March family. Father March is away at the Civil War battlefront, and although times are hard, they have a stable and happy home with their hard-working Mother or 'Marmee', a women both strong and sensative enough to consider the happiness of her children more highly than the expectations of society. Each daughter resolves to embrace their pilgrim lifestyle, and also to overcome their individual flaws before the long-anticipated return of their Father.

    One Christmas day, the kind-hearted girls sacrifice their special breakfast for the impoverished Hammel famiy. This act of generosity is rewarded with a surprise Christmas feast by wealthy neighbour Mr Lawrence. A further encounter between his adopted grandson 'Laurie' and aspiring writer Jo a year later, both having hidden behind the curtain at a fashionable New Year's Eve dance, leads to animated conversation and marks the start of a firm friendship between the two characters and prospective households.

    Events become increasingly dark and dramatic with their absent father becoming ill, Jo selling her beautiful long hair, and Beth becoming a invalid due to Scarlet Fever after catching it from the young Hammel baby who died in her arms.

    Little Women charts the girls various journeys of self-discovery and progression into being cultured young ladies. The play is a moving portrayal of love, friendship, the process of growing up and struggling with the harsh realities of life, including the complications of romance, pressures of marriage and the outside world.
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5 known characters

9 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Darrian Brimberry
Darrian Brimberry
Lighting Designer
2020, Assistant Lighting Designer
Wells-Metz Theater
Robert Miles
Robert Miles
Musical Director
2019, Musical Director
Crescent Theatre Birmingham
Caitlin Haste
2019, Meg March
Middlesbrough Theatre
Keira Dulake
Keira Dulake
Stage Manager
2019, DSM
Stuart Lyddon
2019, Mr Laurence/Mr Samson
Newark Palace Theatre/China tour
Leah Sams
Leah Sams
Set Designer
2019, Designer
Mary Shelley Theatre
Megan Scott
Megan Scott
Actor
2019, Meg
Samantha Sullivan
Samantha Sullivan
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, Costume Assistant
Gareth Cary
Gareth Cary
Actor
2019, Laurie
Antony Law
Antony Law
Actor
2019, Professor Friedrich Bhaer, and Mr John Brooke
National Tour, China
Ray Murphy
Ray Murphy
Actor
2019, Professor Bhaer
The Electric Theatre, Guildford; The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; Chapel Playhouse, London
Tiffany Mae Rivers
2019, Amy March
China
Russell Meyers
2019, John Brooke
Groundlings Theatre. Portsmouth
Antony Law
Antony Law
Director
2019, Director
China National Tour
Natalie Reed
Natalie Reed
Actor
2019, Meg
China
Rachel Elizabeth Cleary
Rachel Elizabeth Cleary
Lighting Designer
2019, Lighting Designer
PATS Studio Theatre
Catharine Humphrys
Catharine Humphrys
Voice Over: English
2019, Marmee/Aunt March
Orla Daly
Orla Daly
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
PAT's
Catharine Humphrys
2019, Marmee/Aunt March
YAT The Mill Studio Guildford
Molly Wilson
Molly Wilson
Actor
2018, Amy March