Next Wednesday and Thursday the multi-award winning Sacred Heart School drama group will bring their first full length play, Little Women, to the stage of Westport’s Town Hall. This new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic will be something for all the family to enjoy.
Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid life in their version of Little Women. The American Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters – Meg (Fiona Poole ), the oldest, a romantic; the spirited and tomboyish Jo (Ciara Carolan ); sweet and loving Beth (Sylvie Stafford Johnson ); and irascible, playful Amy( Frances Moran ) - live in Massachusetts with their Marmee (Eleanor Foy ) and Irish maid Hannah (Róisín Hogan ) while their father is on the battlefield.
Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined ), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, memorable, characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.” As the girls grow older, each faces her own personal demons and moral challenges. Jo, the beloved protagonist, must tame her tomboyish ways and learn to be more ladylike while pursuing her ambition to be a great writer. Meg, the oldest, must put aside her love of wealth and finery in order to follow her heart. Beth, the shy one, must conquer her bashfulness, while Amy, the youngest, has to sacrifice her aristocratic pride. The girls are guided in their personal growth by their mother, Marmee, and by their religious faith. Hannah, the maid is a central part of family life. We also get to meet the bossy Aunt March (Jessica Loftus ) as well as the timid Aunt Carol (Anna Sammon ). Sallie Moffatt (Emma Doyle ) a young socialite also has a strong influence on proceedings. Bookings are now open at www.westporttheatre.com or by calling (098 ) 28459.