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Steel Magnolias


Robert Harling

Directed by: Tom Thistleton

20th May - 24th May 2014

The action centers on Truvy's beauty parlour and the women who regularly gather there. The story begins on the morning of Shelby's wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby's decision to have a child despite having Type 1 diabetes and the complications that result from the decision. There is also a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl and then to a revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother and Shelby's medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.

Truvy Elizabeth Bradbury
Annelle Ciara Tansey
Clairee Jane Ellis
Ouiser Chris Hall
Shelby Emma Cartledge
M'Lynn Mary Ellis
Voice of the DJ Charlie Cook
Stage Manager Clare Lewis
Tom Thistleton
Continuity Jennie Davey
Props Joyce Sykes
Staging Steve Hall
Nat Hall
Lighting Chris Toms
Sound Martin Davey
Costume Chris Hall
Assistant Costume Suzanne Wyld
Artistic Properties Margherita Murgia
Steel Magnolias
Poster Design by Nic Stacey