3 Reasons To See 'Little Women'

December 08, 2021

Little Women

Park Theatre London

Written by Mia Goddard 


Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while their father is away serving as a Union Army chaplain. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested, and her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that in order to do better, she must write more from herself. Taking on this advice, Jo writes the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

1. The timeless story

Little Women is a classic, beautiful story, and the musical really captures the heart and spirit of the original book. It's a warm yet extremely moving tale about the lives of four sisters growing up and how they all perceive life and see it differently. If you are a fan of Alcott's book, then it won't disappoint you!

2. The impeccable music

Little Women has one of my favourite scores of all time. It has fantastic collection of songs that clearly represent the story of the March sisters. Some stand out songs for me are 'Better' , 'Some Things Are Meant To Be', 'Small Umbrella In The Rain' and of course 'Astonishing'.

3. The brilliant cast

Lydia White as Jo has perfect comedic timing. Her delivery of the classic 'Astonishing' is sung with real passion and is a fantastic end to act one. From her strong characterisation to her vocal talent, she makes the perfect Jo. 

Anastasia Martin as Beth has a beautiful voice and captures the sweet nature of Beth perfectly. Hana Ichijo is delightful to watch as Meg and brings a sense of sophistication to the role as the eldest sister, and Mary Moore is superburbly funny as the youngest daughter Amy.  

Savannah Stevenson makes a wonderful Marmee and her delivery of 'Days Of Plenty' is exquisite. 

Sev Keoshgerian is a joy to watch as Laurie, the big-hearted boy next door. His performance will be sure to put a smile on your face. Likewise, Professor Bhaer played by Ryan Bennett and Lejaun Sheppard as John Brooke are wonderful to watch.

This jewel of a musical absolutely captivated me, and has to be one of the best shows I have ever seen. It's just marvellous! The show is only running till next Sunday 19th December so be sure to get your tickets now! 

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