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Figs in Wigs, Commissioned by HOME presents

Little Wimmin

Figs in Wigs are back and this time they’ve got their period (dresses).

After five years of creating avant-garde, boundary pushing, genre-bending contemporary performance, Figs in Wigs have decided the only way to go is backwards…

Come join us for Figs in Wigs‘ live art feminist adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. Blurring the boundaries of live art, music, theatre, comedy and dance Little Wimmin examines 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. Prepare to laugh at the traditions of theatre and poke fun at people’s obsession with ‘the classics’ as we turn the novel on its head before dismantling it entirely and transforming it into an unrecognisable cosmic catastrophe that talks about climate change, astrology and the infinite nature of the universe.

p.s Beth dies.


  • ★★★★ “Revelling in brazen, absurdist satire, outlandish performance collective Figs in Wigs do anything but revere the 19th-century classic, instead hurling at it an off-kilter blend of feminist performance art, stomach-ache comedy and futuristic dance… The whole production is a boisterous piss-take.”

    - The Guardian
  • “Stuffed with glorious visual and verbal puns… There are moments of sublime humour… A show that requires some effort and forbearance on the part of the audience but does not disappoint those willing to step outside their comfort zone and try something new.”

    - British Theatre Guide
  • “A fun, silly and extremely entertaining mockery of a classic.”

    - Leisure Gal
  • “It is a delight if you like your absurdist theatre orange, very orange indeed… With a pinch of subversion, a dash of too clever for its own good, a drip of climate change politics, and a squirt of feminism, Little Wimmin is a theatrical cocktail.”

    - Live Art Alive
  • “Much like a director would with a play script, they have de-compartmentalised the text, picked out their favourite bits to use as tools for their own ideas, around the patriarchy mostly. And they do this really well.”

    - Performance In Motion
  • “An exuberant, funny and winningly tongue-in-cheek show… Little Wimmin’s irreverence comes with a love of and appreciation for the novel… Completely and utterly bizarre… A bold, fun, and loudly feminist take on Little Women.”

    - The State of the Arts
  • “Nothing like any period drama adaptation you’ve ever seen before… Unique and innovative, fights the power at their own game and wins.”

    - The Greater Manchester Reviewer