Little Women comes to Georgian Theatre Royal

A dramatisation of Louisa May Alcott’s much-loved novel Little Women will be performed at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond on Saturday, March 11.

The four sisters, their family and friends are all played by just one woman.

The production is touring across the UK with Cheltenham-based Jenny Wren Productions

It stars actress Hannah Churchill and also features live music performed by actor/musician, Reece Webster.

Holed up in the attic of her Massachusetts home just after the American Civil War, Jo struggles with writer’s block, until the arrival of an old friend helps her to unlock a lifetime of memories. Laugh and cry with Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy in this coming-of-age tale packed with adventure, drama, love and loss.

Jenny Wren founder and director, Jenny Wicks said: “The original idea came about during lockdown. Hannah has been in a number of my shows and we both needed a creative project to keep us going.

Little Women was on my ‘list of shows I want to do at some point’. I started considering how it could work with one performer and Hannah rose to the challenge.”

Jenny and Hannah met originally over Zoom calls during lockdown to create the play and then later rehearsed in person, together with Reece, ahead of the show’s premiere at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham in June 2021.

Jenny said: “It was a huge passion project for us all and having received such excellent feedback after The Everyman Theatre performances, we wanted the show to have a longer life.

“I am delighted to be embarking on a national tour. It’s such an uplifting tale and we are excited to share it with audiences around the country.”

Little Women is on at the Georgian Theatre Royal on Saturday 11 March at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £19 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online at: www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk