Casting has been announced for the European premiere of musical Little Women, which opens at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in November.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s captivating and critically acclaimed 150-year-old book, and with a stunning score by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland, Little Women follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.

The sisters will be played by Amie Giselle-Ward as Jo (Guys And Dolls, Catch Me If You Can, Cabaret); Jemima Watling as Meg (The Tempest, Anthony And Cleopatra, Romeo And Juliet); Cathy Read as Beth (Bumblescratch, Eugenius, Big Fish); and Katie Marie-Carter as Amy (White Christmas, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun).

The cast also features Johan Munir (Tape, My Dad’s Gap Year, Othello), Virge Gilchrist (Brexit The Musical), Joel Harper-Jackson (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita), Connor Hughes (Crossing Over, Titanic The Musical, Some Enchanted Evening), Tony Stansfield (Dirty Dancing, West Side Story) and Anna Stolli (Mamma Mia, The King And I, Crazy For You).

The production is directed by Bronagh Lagan, with choreography by Iona Holland, design by Nik Corrall and lighting design by Ben M Rogers.

Little Women will run from 5 November 2017 until 5 December 2017 at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester.