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Steel Magnolias

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

June 23, 24, 25 & 26 1993.

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

“Humourous and weepy”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
Frances Moulton


Margaret Faggetter – Truvy

Jenny Brown – Annelle

Daphne Thornton – Clairee

Claire Wiggins – Shelby

Joan Bearman – M’Lynn

Paddy Hartley – Ouiser


Production Crew

Set Design – Dave Comber

Stage Manager – Dave Collis

Stage Manager – Brian Moulton

Lighting & Sound – Frances Thorne

Lighting & Sound – Trevor Langley

Set Construction – Brian Box

Set Construction – Dave Collis

Set Construction – Dave Comber

Set Construction – Mike Davy

Set Construction – Ralph Dawes

Set Construction – Mark Flower

Set Construction – Kevin Isaac

Set Construction – Frances Thorne

Set Construction – Sheila Neesham

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Continuity – Rosemary Mose

Hairdressing Consultant – Carol Collis

Production Secretary – Sue Whittaker

Publicity – Judith Atkinson

Publicity – Jean Porter

Publicity – Ann Donkin

Publicity – Jane Porter

Photography – George Laye

Box Office – Jill Redman

Front of House Manager – Mark Flower

Front of House Manager – Margaret Murrell

Front of House Manager – June Illman


Programme Note #1: Steel Magnolias

FM wrote: ” Steel Magnolias is a tragi/comedy about life in a small town in the deep south of America. Tuvy’s Beauty Parlour is the heart of the community for the female population. Here they come to have their hair done, their nails manicured, their faces pampered. Here too, they come to laugh and cry, gossip and quarrel, to pour out their hearts and share their deepest secrets.

As the story unfolds, the women draw together using wit and humour to show their love and deal with their pain, and we learn the meaning of the play’s intriguing title.”