"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
"It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.
"I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all," added little Amy, with an injured sniff.
"We've got Father and Mother, and each other," said Beth contentedly from her corner."
In one of literature's best-known opening paragraphs, Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) introduces us to the girls of the March family, growing up in New England against the background of the American Civil War. Generations of readers have laughed and cried as we follow their journey from girlhood to womanhood, via sisterly squabbles and fashion disasters, setbacks and successes in love and careers, tragedy and happiness.
Louisa May Alcott's much-loved and largely autobiographical family saga has often been adapted for the screen, most recently in Gillian Armstrong's 1994 version with Winona Ryder as the headstrong Jo and Susan Sarandon as Marmee
at the Welsh Church Hall
In advance £8 (£5 concessions)
On the door £9 (£6 concessions)
Special rate for parties*
Fri 18th September 2015, 8pm
*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door
|Meg March||Anastasia Oh|
|Jo March||Emily Carmichael|
|Beth March||Zoe Webb|
|Amy March (younger)||Helena Braithwaite|
|Amy March (older)||Abbie Knowles|
|Mrs March ("Marmee")||Elizabeth Braithwaite|
|Mr March||Michael Withnall|
|Aunt March||Kelly Read|
|Aunt Carol||Jackie Withnall|
|Sallie Gardiner||Tanya Kempe-Tummon|
|Belle Moffat||Victoria Bettelheim|
|John Brooke||Dominic Webb|
|Laurie Laurence||Ben Wille|
|Ned Moffat||Stuart Clark|
|Fred Vaughn||Dave Flanagan|
|Professor Bhaer||William Barklam|
|Singers||Phil Braithwaite, Alan James,
Julie Rickwood, Anna Treadway, Ray Long
|Musical Director||Chloe Pritchard|
|Stage Manager||Rachel Narborough|
|Assistant Stage Managers||Julie Rickwood, Anna Treadway|
|Front of House Manager||Sharon Trotter|