This musical, book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Jason Howland,  takes us back in time to the late 19th century in Massachusetts, America during the American Civil War. We meet and get to know the March family as they battle on with the patriarch away serving as a Union Army Chaplain. Scenes from their lives are mixed with recreations of scenes from Jo’s melodramatic stories.

Meg Day’s production is a  warm  hearted, pleasing production. She wins good performance from her cast. Emma Taviani plays the wild, aspiring writer Jo,  Jessica Farrell is the traditional conservative Meg, Katie Morgan plays the timid Beth, Ruby Hawken is the romantic Amy. Chiz Watson plays their loving, protective mother, Marmee and Rozlyne Vidal plays their dutiful, caring Auntie.

Meg has a good creative team behind her including Adam Foster as Musical Director and Michael Astill as choreographer

Well worth a visit. Shire Music Theatre’s production of LITTLE WOMEN : THE BROADWAY MUSICAL is playing Sutherland’s  Memorial School of Arts until Sunday 20th October 2019.