Steel Magnolias tells the story of six women and how the bonds of their friendships strengthen through good times and bad.
The play is set in the fictitious southern town of Chinquapin, Louisiana, in Truvy’s beauty shop where all the ladies, and anyone who is anyone, come to get their hair done. Wise-cracking beauty shop owner Truvy dispenses shampoo and free advice to her customers – “Honey, time marches on and eventually you realise it’s marching across your face” – and is helped by her new assistant Annelle.
Her customers include Miss Clairee, widow of the former Mayor, “the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorise”; Ouiser, a wealthy curmudgeon “I’m not crazy…I’ve just been in a bad mood for 40 years”; M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town, who is about to marry her sweetheart, Jackson.
Steel Magnolias plays 24 July to 14 August, with five matinees – Sunday 25 July, Saturday 31 July, Sunday 1 August, Saturday 7 August and Sunday 8 August.
Grab your best friends and come and see this heart-warming play. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.