There can be few more popular and well loved books than Little Women, which has charmed generations of readers since it was published in the 1860s.
Now theatre audiences can see the book brought to life by Common Ground Theatre Company, who will be staging Little Women at Lincoln Drill Hall from 13th to 15th October.
The stage adaptation by Emma Reeves actually spans two novels by Louisa May Alcott – Little Women and Little Men – and tells the story of the March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they grow up in genteel poverty against the backdrop of the American Civil War.
Meg is the oldest and a governess; Amy is the youngest and headstrong; Beth is kind-hearted and shy; and Jo is rebellious, with dreams of a making a career as a writer. With their mother Marmee they have to face life – and Christmas – without their father, who is away fighting in the war.
Featuring sumptuous period costumes and a cast of talented young newcomers, this heart-warming tale of four girls’ journey from childhood to womanhood is sure to be popular with Lincoln theatre-goers.
Little Women can be seen at Lincoln Drill Hall from Thursday 13th to Friday 15th October 2016.
Performances start at 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday and at 2.30pm on Saturday, and tickets costing £10 (£8 concessions) are available from the Lincoln Drill Hall box office. Call 01522 873894, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lincolndrillhall.com to book online.
Common Ground Theatre Company first performed in Lincoln in 2001 and Little Women will be its 30th production. Past shows have included contemporary plays such as Two, Closer and The Fisherman’s Wife, Shakespeare (Julius Caesar) and period dramas such as Great Expectations, The Turn of the Screw and Carry On, Jeeves.
The group’s spring production next year will be William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, again at Lincoln Drill Hall.