Growing pains in civil war

PUBLISHED: 11:10 14 December 2006 | UPDATED: 14:55 12 May 2010

FOR an alternative to a pantomime this Christmas, visit the ADC Theatre in Cambridge where a new adaptation of Little Women is being staged. Emma Reeves adaptation of the enduring Louisa May Alcott classic tells the story of the March sisters as they mak

FOR an alternative to a pantomime this Christmas, visit the ADC Theatre in Cambridge where a new adaptation of Little Women is being staged.

Emma Reeves' adaptation of the enduring Louisa May Alcott classic tells the story of the March sisters as they make the transition into womanhood.

The story follows Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth as they grow up in poverty during the American Civil War.

Poverty, wealth, love, and conflict are just some of the themes that arise.

Performances will end on Saturday.

Tickets range from £7-£9 and are available by calling the box office on 01223 300085.

FACT FILE

- Louisa May Alcott's novel was published on September 30, 1868

- It was based on Louisa's own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts

- Little Women opened on Broadway at the Playhouse Theatre on October 14, 1912

- In 1998 the novel was adapted as an opera by composer Mark Adamo

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