Little Women

Broadway musical Little Women will make its European debut at Manchester’s award-winning venue, Hope Mill Theatre, this autumn.

Running from 9th November until 9th December, it is directed by Bronagh Lagan and choreographed by Iona Holland, with design from Nick Corrall.

About the play

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically-acclaimed 150-year-old book, Little Women follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.

Jo, the eldest daughter, and an aspiring writer, receives yet another rejection from a publisher.

When her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells Jo she can do better by making her stories more personal, she weaves the story of how she and her sisters grew up in Civil War America – a tale of self-discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.

About the production

The show will come to life with the collaboration of Aria Entertainment’s director and producer, Katy Lipson, and Hope Mill Theatre, the team behind Pippin, which is currently being staged there.

It will also be co-produced with Knockhardy Productions.

Aria Entertainment is a theatrical production company headed by Manchester-born Lipson, who has produced new and established works in the West End, Off West End, Edinburgh Festival and UK tours.

Knockhardy Productions, formed in 2008 by Matthew Hopton, acts as an independent production company that focuses on the performing arts, particularly musical theatre.

Hope Mill Theatre opened in December 2015 and is located in the Grade II listed Hope Mill in Ancoats.

It is the brainchild of Joseph Houston and William Whelton who, after a career in theatre and living in London, were inspired by the highly regarded Off West End Theatres and wanted to replicate them by forming a creative hub in Manchester.

Booking your tickets

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