It was when she organised an online reading during lockdown that Brigid Larmour realised what a gift of a play she had on her hands. Her actors had gathered on Zoom to give an airing to Little Women in a new version by Anne-Marie Casey. As director, Larmour was delighted to watch as this adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic came alive.
“I was in London, Anne-Marie was in Ireland, some of the cast were in Pitlochry, some in Somerset – it was a true Zoom event,” she says. “Even in those circumstances, it sang off the page. And, of course, we were all in lockdown so we were all identifying with that aspect of the play; there’s a terrible civil war going on, but not in this room. It has a strong resonance for people now.” [READ MORE]