Sisters grow into womanhood
Little Women, ABC, Saturday at 7.30pm
BASED on Louisa May Alcott’s universally beloved novel, this is a new three-part adaptation from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife,
Heidi Thomas, and directed by Vanessa Caswill.
Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters – Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Jo (Maya Hawke), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton) – on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father (Dylan Baker) is away at war.
Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.
This coming-of-age story is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868.