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Steel Magnolias

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

June 23, 24, 25 & 26 1993

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

Directed by
Frances Moulton

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“Humourous and weepy”
– Shoreham Herald –


Margaret Faggetter – Truvy

Jenny Brown – Annelle

Daphne Thornton – Clairee

Claire Wiggins – Shelby

Joan Bearman – M’Lynn

Paddy Hartley – Ouiser


Production Crew

Set DesignDave Comber

Stage ManagerDave Collis

Stage ManagerBrian Moulton

Lighting & SoundFrances Thorne

Lighting & SoundTrevor Langley

Set ConstructionBrian Box

Set ConstructionDave Collis

Set ConstructionDave Comber

Set ConstructionMike Davy

Set ConstructionRalph Dawes

Set ConstructionMark Flower

Set ConstructionKevin Isaac

Set ConstructionFrances Thorne

Set ConstructionSheila Neesham

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

ContinuityRosemary Mose

Hairdressing ConsultantCarol Collis

Production SecretarySue Whittaker

PublicityJudith Atkinson

PublicityJean Porter

PublicityAnn Donkin

PublicityJane Porter

PhotographyGeorge Laye

Box OfficeJill Redman

Front of House ManagerMark Flower

Front of House ManagerMargaret Murrell

Front of House ManagerJune 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.”