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:

Laura Peterson
2020, Jo March
East Riding Theatre
Shelby Lynhall
2019, Jo March
The Schoolhouse Theatre in Parker, CO
Lucy Counsell
2018, Jo March
Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis
Maisie Young
Maisie Young
Actor
2018, Jo March
Angharad Heaven
2016, Jo March
Ellie-Jayne Pickering
2016, Jo March
Lincoln Drill Hall
Jacqueline DeGraff
2015, Jo
Laura Milburn
2015, Jo
Theatre on the Hill
Brynn Bonne
Brynn Bonne
Actor
2015, Jo March
Cawthra Community Centre
Rebecca Matheson
2014, Jo March
Bankstown Arts Centre
Rachel Wrighte
2014, Jo March
Lichfield Garrick
Julia Frith
Julia Frith
Actor
2014, Jo March
Rhiannon Moushall
2013, Jo March
Stephanie Miles
2012, Jo
Karen Brazier
2012, Jo
Lauren Osborn
2012, Jo March
Trestle arts base
Pandora Ind
Pandora Ind
Actor
2011, Jo
Emily Salmon
Emily Salmon
Actor
2011, Jo March
Barons Court Theatre
Jade Chaston
Jade Chaston
Actor
2011, Jo March
The Playhouse Theatre, Weston-super-Mare
Jenny Taylor
Jenny Taylor
Actor
2010, Jo March