“We cannot help but be won over by Alcott's tale of the enduring love of a genteelly poor family set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. There are commendable performances from every member of the hard-working - and sweet-voiced in the a capella singing - ensemble... however the highest praise is reserved for the four sisters. This is quite the most uplifting and good-natured evening on offer in the West EndFiona Mountford, Evening Standard

"A reassurance to traditionalist parents that there is still an alternative to thinly disguised rock star concerts for somewhere to take the kids in the festive season. A large cast go for absolute period truth... What is splendid about this new adaptation is that Reeves takes the story on, so that the second half is largely derived from the vastly better and more intriguing sequel, Good Wives... The ultimate feelgood show for nostalgists."
Sheridan Morley, Daily Express

"Little Women is touchingly innocent... no dysfunctionality? no Freudian complexes? This is a rarity in today's theatre. Quite a few of the first-night crowd at the Duchess Theatre (one of the West End's cosier spaces) were soon reaching for their hankies. A charming night out... perfect for a half-term outing" Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

"Little Women is also truthful, especially about the tensions of family life. It has a good deal of humour. It breathes a spirit of affection rather than rank sentimentality. These qualities are preserved in the adaptation by Emma Reeves at the Duchess Theatre. Andrew Loudon's production has charm too. It's a touching, warm-hearted evening, just right for Christmas." John Gross, Sunday Telegraph

"Daniel Betts endows the professor with a silvery kindness and plays the proposal scene with a tongue-tied desperation... I felt I was in the presence of a real actor" Michael Billington, The Guardian

Little Women is a timeless classic with endless appeal. This glorious tale of the March family growing up in genteel poverty has inspired many adaptations and (this) superb version is a marvellous addition... This is storytelling at its best... My young niece and I were enthralled from start to finish and the ending had us holding back the tears. Go and give yourselves a treat What’s On In London

"Andrew Loudon’s production of Little Women is a revelation
– in terms of its appeal to both children and adults... Central to the play’s success are the performances of the four actresses playing the March girls... The split-level set with its wooden staircase, gauze screens and homemade quilts captures the essence of the industrious March household and allows the audience to be transported back to a time when life seemed more straightforward and charming." Hello!

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