October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at the Theatre at Chatsworth House
Get ready for an evening of laughter, tears, and big hair. Set in a beauty parlour in Northern Louisiana, Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, is a 1980s comedy-drama that follows six female friends in the American south. The women meet once a week for a gossip and a giggle while Truvy and her new assistant Annelle make them beautiful. Mother and daughter, M’Lynn and Shelby, are frequently at odds over everything from Shelby’s wedding colours to how Shelby manages her Type 1 diabetes. Local curmudgeon Ouiser and her lifelong friend Clairee test and tease each other as only lifelong friends can. Small town gossip, family friction, and true-life tragedy are all contained in this modern classic that will make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and remind you to appreciate the true friendships and bonds that we develop through our lives.
We will be raising money for Diabetes UK at the performances, so please bring something for the donation buckets.