Little Women

York Theatre Royal – 2024

The brief: a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel. Set during the American Civil War, the story follows the adventures of Jo March, a headstrong 16-years-old girl who rejects marriage, and dreams of becoming a writer, and her three sisters, beautiful Meg, sensitive Beth, and spoilt Amy.

The image shows the back of Jo’s head with her fountain pen going through in her signature dishevelled bun. Is she looking at her sisters in the distance, or are they a figment of the wannabe writer’s imagination?

Ink pen illustration by Émilie Chen