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Little Women (stage version)

Little Women (stage version)

By Louisa May Alcott
Adapted by Anne-Marie Casey
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839041143, 100 pages, July 2022


Christmas Eve, 1862. With their father away on the frontline of the American Civil War, the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – journey into adulthood, each determined to pursue a life on their own terms. But growing up means contending with love and loss, as well as the myriad twists of fortune that shape a life.

Published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was an immediate critical and commercial success, and remains one of the best-loved novels of all time.

This joyful and spirited adaptation was first produced at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre in 2022, directed by Brigid Larmour. An earlier version was staged at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2011.

It provides rich opportunities for any amateur company looking for an uplifting version of a classic story that's guaranteed to delight audiences.


"A loving staging of the story... both wholesome and exhortatory... Casey bottles the story's magic, which sweeps us from the trials of the Civil War to the buzz of New York... charming."

- Daily Mail

"Anne-Marie Casey's adaptation is pacey and full of life, trimming lots of the story's fat and focusing on key characters and incidents so as to keep things moving in only two hours of action."

- WhatsOnStage

"Stylish, humorous and compassionate, this is a lovingly crafted adaptation of an American classic... re-establishes the book's evergreen credentials... a clean, crisp, faithfully episodic adaptation that successfully evokes both the love and the tensions between the four sisters."

- Daily Telegraph