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Little Women

Mon 20th – Sat 25th Aug 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Louisa May Alcott's 1868 endearing tale Little Women is coming to life at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer (August 20th - 25th). ”

Epsom Players

SUMMARY

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 endearing tale Little Women is coming to life at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer (August 20th - 25th). This heart-warming story about family love, loss, and struggle set in mid-nineteenth-century New England has been adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves (Carrie’s War, Anne of Green Gables) and first saw the light of day at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1999. The Epsom Players production promises to be a real treasure. Director Damien de Roche has taken Reeves’ stage adaptation and shown the love and heart-ache that has made Little Women one of the best loved books of all time.

Set in New England, it tells the story of the March sisters growing up in genteel poverty against the backdrop of the American Civil War. The story follows Jo March, a character Louisa May Alcott based on herself. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, we see a family maturing through difficult times, historically, personally and financially. Even today women of all ages can relate to the triumphs and tragedies survived by this remarkable family: romantic Meg, shy Beth, wilful Amy, fiery Jo and their undaunted mother, Mrs March.

Epsom Players have been producing high quality theatre since 1911 and now they have teamed up with Director Damien de Roche to produce their first show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Damien has previously directed several Fringe shows including Titus Andronicus, Macbeth and The Crucible. Asked why he has brought Little Women to Edinburgh, Damien believes that “the play promises to bring these cherished characters alive for a whole new generation to enjoy”.

Admission: £8(£7)

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