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Steel Magnolias


Robert Harling

Directed by Vi Pope

17th -24th March 2012

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 Lindsey Barker
Annelle Keeley Chesworth
Clairee Mary Cotton
Ouiser Christina Theobald
Shelby Abby O'Leary
M'Lynn Sarah Field
Voice of the DJ Alex Bingle
Stage Manager Jan Atkinson
ASM Caroline Lucas
Wardrobe Sonia Dykstra
Diana Boswell
Properties Jill Ollerenshaw
Jill Hine
Sound Design Mark Seyler
Sound Operation Helen Fitton
Lighting Chris Hills
Keith Jones
Prompt Adele Taylor
Set Build GR Team
Liaison Christine Gerzon
Rehearsal Photographs Bruce Williams
House Manager Rhianne Statom-Barnett
Ian McBride
Salon Equipment and effects supplied by:
Studio 9, Macclesfield
Valair, Wilmslow
Wash Basin supplied by S C & P Jones
The play was kindly sponsored by:
S C & P Jones, 102 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow