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“Little Women” Gets A Colourfully Cosmic Makeover At This Hilarious New Show

By Georgie Darling

“Little Women” Gets A Colourfully Cosmic Makeover At This Hilarious New Show

Be prepared to laugh at the traditions of theatre and poke fun at people’s obsession with “the classics” at Pleasance Theatre’s latest offering…

…because the highly regarded Little Wimmin is reshaping Alcott’s 1868 “Little Women” in the best way possible!

Over the course of the show, delve into how we think about the past, what’s wrong with the present, and what we’re going to do about the future – if there even is one. Forget what you thought you knew about the theatre and this classic book because Little Wimmin promises to make you second guess everything you thought you knew about climate change, astrology and the infinite nature of the universe. And it all comes together in the form of an unrecognizably cosmic catastrophe. 

Little Wimmin is produced by the notorious Figs In Wigs, who’ve been making epic, genre-bending performance for 10 years, sitting somewhere in between live art, music, theatre, comedy and dance. Just when you think you’ve got to grips with the genre of the performance, they’ll throw a curveball bringing you straight back to square one. For best results, sit back and enjoy with no expectations. 

Live art alternative cabaret darlings, they often collaborate with queer cabaret powerhouses Duckie & Sink the Pink. Their work is recklessly joyful, highly visual and unashamedly revels in tackiness and trashiness. Using puns, bad jokes and pop culture references this time they’re taking on the classics – retelling Little Women with their distinctive punky, funky and clunky perspective.

Little Wimmin comes to Pleasance Theatre’s Main House between 6 – 9 November with performances starting at 7.30pm. Find out more about Little Wimmin here and buy tickets for the show here. 


Also published on Medium.