Leeds Arts Centre is a prestigious amateur theatre group which presents a wide variety of plays at the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square in Leeds.
We offer opportunities to all who are interested in becoming involved with any aspect of drama, including acting, directing, stage management, props, designing, costumes, lighting, sound, publicity and front of house.
Six friends gather in Truvy’s beauty salon to discuss love and friendship, share their hopes and dreams and support each other through the ups and downs of life.
The play (on which the classic 1980s film is based) follows the lives of six strong, individual and interesting women. The story covers Shelby’s decision to have a child despite her diabetes and the impact this has on her mother M’Lynn, Clairee’s friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser, Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer to revival-tent Christian, and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her life.
This is a moving, powerful and often funny piece of theatre.