A Palace @ Home online event

Little Women - Rehearsed Reading

Ever wondered what it’s like to be in the rehearsal room with professional actors and their director? Would you love the fly-on-the-wall opportunity to feel the energy and excitement as a script is brought to life during the early readthrough process?

In a series of rehearsed readings, produced in collaboration with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, you have the rare chance to watch professional actors practising their craft, in an entertaining script-in-hand reading of a classic play.

The rehearsed reading will take place via Zoom, and a Q&A session with the director and cast will follow the reading. The first rehearsed reading will be:

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Anne-Marie Casey

Wednesday 27 May, 7pm

“You must cherish your illusions if they make you happy”. 

The charming story of the March sisters – Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth – four little women enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England.


Abigail ‘Marmee’ March – Tina Chiang (Bodyguard; Coronation Street)

Jo March – Rachael McAllister (Son of a Preacher Man - stage)

Meg March – Felicity Sparks (Andy Capp The Musical - stage)

Beth March – Barbara Hockaday (North and South - stage)

Amy March – Victoria Brazier (The Secret Garden – stage; Emmerdale)

Aunt March – Harvey Virdi (Hollyoaks; Doctors)

Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence – Max Gell (The Mousetrap - stage; Mr Selfridge)

Professor Friedrich Bhaer / John Brooke / Dr Moore - Orlando Wells (Belgravia; Casualty)


The second play in our series of rehearsed readings is Sense & Sensibility. Click here for more information.


Notices & Guidance: 

This event it suitable for anyone aged 14+.

IMPORTANT! Please answer 'Yes' to 'Please contact me by email' in your Watford Palace Theatre account contact preferences to receive the link for this show.

Depending on when you book, the email containing the Zoom link to join the event will be sent by 6:05PM or 7:05PM on the show date.

Booking information

This is a Pay What You Can event. We recognise this is a difficult time for all, and that's why any support you can give will be greatly appreciated. Your contribution will go towards the theatre and the artists we work with, allowing us to assure our futures and to keep creating great work for you to enjoy.

Please purchase a virtual ticket via the 'Book tickets' button below. 

If you have any difficulties with booking, please contact us via our Facebook page, or by emailing sales@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk


Check out the full Palace @ Home programme here.