News: Cast announced for Little Women at Park Theatre

October 5, 2021
News: Cast announced for Little Women at Park Theatre

Full casting has been announced for Little Women a Musical at Park Theatre. Running for a strictly limited season, performances begin on 11 November, with a press night on 17 November.

Presented by Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Knockhardy Productions in association with Park Theatre, the musical is penned by Allan Knee, Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland, and is based on the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Cast includes Ryan Bennett (Jersey Boys international tour) as Professor Bhaer, Hana Ichijo as Meg, Sev Keoshgerian (Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical) as Laurie, Anastasia Martin (Legends) as Beth, Mary Moore (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Amy, Bernadine Pritchett (The Phantom of the Opera) as Aunt March, Brian Protheroe (Othello, The Merchant of Venice) as Mr Lawrence, Lejaun Sheppard (Tina the Musical) as John Brooke, Savannah Stevenson (Wicked), as Marmee and Lydia White (Chess) as Jo. Also in the company is Liv Andrusier.

This production marks the London premiere for Little Women, and it will play at Park Theatre until 19 December. The story follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.

Jo, the second eldest of the March daughters and an aspiring writer, receives yet another rejection from a publisher. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells Jo she can do better by making her stories more personal. Begrudgingly, Jo 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.

Little Women has a book by stage and screen writer Allan Knee (Finding Neverland), lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Grammy Award-winner Jason Howland. The production is directed by Bronagh Lagan with set and costume design by Nik Corrall, musical direction by Leo Munby, orchestrations by Andy Collyer, choreography by Sarah Golding, lighting design by Ben M Rogers, sound design by Paul Gavin and casting by Jane Deitch.

It is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Knockhardy Productions, in association with Park Theatre. It is co-produced by Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane and Katy Galloway Productions.

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