“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents” is the intriguing opening line of Little Women by Louisa M Alcott written in 1868 and still one of the most popular children’s books ever written. Now the delightful story, and the sequel Good Wives, has been adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves and is the next production at the Chesil Theatre, Winchester.
The little women are the four March sisters: romantic Meg, tomboy Jo, quiet, musical Beth and silly, vain Amy. Their father is away from home serving as a chaplain to the Union troops fighting in the American Civil War. Although they have very little money themselves their mother, Marmee, encourages them always to think of others and to be true to their values. We watch them as they experience first love, achieve secret ambitions and learn valuable lessons from and about life. Other characters include the handsome boy next door, Laurie; the sharp tongued Aunt March, the intellectual Professor Bhaer and the attractive John Brooke all of whom have a part to play in the girls’ lives as they leave childhood behind and become little women.
“This warm hearted and charming play features a cast of Chesil regulars and several young newcomers,” said Director Vara Williams. ” It will be the perfect start to the Christmas season”
Performance Dates 29 November – 6 December (not Sunday) at 7.45pm and 6 December at 2.30pm
Tickets £10 & £12: chesiltheatre.org.uk | 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies)