Little Women – The Musical, a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s American classic will receive its London premiere at the Park Theatre in North London this November.
Written in 1868, Little Women follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. Jo, the second eldest of the March daughters and an aspiring writer, receives yet another rejection from a publisher. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells Jo she can do better by making her stories more personal. Begrudgingly, Jo weaves the story of how she and her sisters grew up in Civil War America – a tale of self-discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.
The musical has a book by stage and screen writer Allan Knee (Finding Neverland), lyrics by Mindi Dickstein (lyricist for Benny and Joon, book writer for Toy Story – The Musical and book and lyrics for Beasts and Saints), and music by Grammy Award-winner Jason Howland (arranger and music supervisor for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and music director for Les Miserables).
Little Women at Park Theatre is directed by Bronagh Lagan with set and costume design by Nik Corrall, musical direction by Leo Munby, orchestrations by Andy Collyer, choreography by Sarah Golding, lighting design by Ben M Rogers, sound design by Paul Gavin and casting by Jane Deitch.
“Little Women is a show very dear to my heart, being one of four sisters myself. It’s a real privilege bringing this show to London, one which I am very grateful for. Women are still struggling to find true equality in society, it is quite incredible to think that this tale of female empowerment was written over 150 years ago.” said Bronagh Lagan
The show is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Knockhardy Productions, in association with Park Theatre. It is co-produced by Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane and is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Katy Lipson said “We are all delighted to be bringing this beautiful musical to London after its European premiere in 2017. We hope it will bring much magic and joy to London’s Park Theatre this Autumn and can’t wait to welcome audiences to see it.”
Little Women – The Musicalwas first produced on Broadway in 2005, starring Sutton Foster – currently starring in Anything Goes at the Barbican – as Jo. The musical had its UK premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in 2017, produced by Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Knockhardy Productions and directed by Bronagh Lagan.
Casting is to be revealed.
The production will begin performances at the Park Theatre on 11 November 2021 and run until 19 December 2021, with an official opening night on 17 November.
Tickets are available from £18.50 from www.parktheatre.co.uk