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
  • 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:

Gareth Cary
Gareth Cary
2019, Laurie
Sean Stevenson
2018, Laurie
Andrew Kay
Andrew Kay
2016, Laurie
Barbara Barrett Theatre, St. John's, NL
Michael D. Leckie
2014, Laurie
Chesil Theatre
Joe Middleton
2014, Laurie
Hansom Hall
Thomas Burke
Thomas Burke
2009, Laurie
RGS, Kent
Jimmy Rhodes
Jimmy Rhodes
2007, Laurie
Duchess, West End
Stephen Weller
2005, Laurie
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Phil Gwilliam
2001, Laurie
Peter McCrohon
1999, Laurie
Pleasance Above, Edinburgh
Nicholas Barnes
1989, Laurie
Sergio Snyder
1984, Laurie
Teatro 20 de Noviembre, Mexico
Andy Hart
Andy Hart
1976, Laurie
Kenton Theatre Henley.
Michael Ridgway
1968, Laurie
Cochrane Theatre