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.
Leeds Arts Centre will be performing Steel Magnolias in February 2018. Currently the production is still at the planning stage, but we’ll be putting more information up on this page as soon as we can.
If you would like to audition for Steel Magnolias, there will be a reading on 28th September with open auditions on 24th and 26th October. We will also be looking for a backstage team to help with props, costumes, set construction, technical and stage management. If you would be interested in being involved – either on or off stage – then please contact us for more information.
Tickets for Steel Magnolias are not currently on sale, but will be available to purchase through the Carriageworks Box Office nearer to the production dates. Keep an eye on this site, or at www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk, for details of availability.
Leeds Arts Centre has performed Steel Magnolias before, in 1993 – more details of that production can be found by following the link to its page in our production archive.