Steel Magnolias is Coming to Lane Cove

    Lane Cove Theatre Company follows up its sell-out 2021 season premiere musical hit Jekyll & Hyde, with one of the world’s most-loved stories of women’s friendship, love and loss: Steel Magnolias.

    If you loved the film…

    A beautiful, bittersweet comedy set in America’s deep south, the play – adapted for an Oscar-winning movie starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley Maclaine, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis –  chronicles the lives and friendships of six women in Chinquapin, Louisiana.

    Supporting each other through triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s Beauty Spot, to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children. Despite their differences, beautiful and impulsive Shelby, her strong-willed mother M’Lynn, beauty parlour owner Truvy, elegant widow Clairee, sharp-tongued Ouiser and mousy newcomer Annelle, enjoy a friendship that span the boundaries of age and status. Sharing each other’s strength and loyalty, these six remarkable women survive the cycles of life, birth and death to emerge stronger, closer and still laughing!

    Truvy’s salon is the go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her over-eager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures & all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular. This hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel through witty banter and wisecracks, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.

    Based on a True Story

    Based on a true story, playwright Robert Harling wrote the play in only 10 days, based on the story of his own sister’s death. Director Trent Gardiner says the play shows us characters who change as life provides its ups and downs. “We see things that we all experience as our own lives grow and change: joy, hope, grief, discovery. And most of all: the importance of love and friendship in good times and bad.”

    This heart-warming, feel-good production stars Anna Kourouvale, Maviel Andonova, Carole Grace,  Michelle Bellamy, Annie March and Amy Lawler. It plays Friday to Sunday from 14-30 May at the Performance Space, St Aidan’s in Longueville.

    Lane Cove Theatre Company presents
    Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling Directed by Trent Gardiner

    14-30 May 2021 Fridays & Saturdays 7.30pm, Sundays 2pm

    The Performance Space @ St Aidan’s – 1 Christina Street, Longueville

    Tickets $27 / $22 / $17  (special group + cheese plate deals available!)

    Discounts available for groups 10+

    Bookings online at:

    This is a Covid-safe event, and due to current restrictions in place for small venues, bookings are essential and limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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