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A bittersweet drama

Sleaford Little Theatre in rehearsals for Steel Magnolias. From left - Charlotte Shearsby, Tina Hodgson, Helen Nicholson, Emma Albuixech, Hazel Bridgen and Hayley Baker sitting. Photo: 0423SB-2

Sleaford Little Theatre in rehearsals for Steel Magnolias. From left - Charlotte Shearsby, Tina Hodgson, Helen Nicholson, Emma Albuixech, Hazel Bridgen and Hayley Baker sitting. Photo: 0423SB-2

SLEAFORD Little Theatre group are all set to perform their tear-jerking autumn production - Steel Magnolias.

The play by Robert Harling is a bittersweet comedy drama which tells the story of six women, Truvy, Clairee, Ouiser, M’Lynn, Shelby and Annelle who are great friends and share a strong bond.

They all live in Chinquapin, a small town in Louisiana USA, where they love to catch up with all the local news, gossip and exchange insults at Truvy’s beauty parlour, where ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.

A combination of weddings, births, a magnolia tree, beauty pageants, secret pasts and a fallen ‘Miss Merry Christmas’ combine to bring laughter to even the most hardened soul.

However, their bond further deepens when tragedy strikes and their core strengths, humour and spirit are called upon to support them through the difficult and challenging events they face. Tears are mixed with laughter as the ladies discover their own touching and distinctive ways of coping.

Robert Harling wrote this warm-hearted and sentimental play as a form of therapy following the death of his sister from diabetes. The play is directed by Linda Mallett and performances run from September 18 to 22. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets are £8 gallery, £9 stalls (£1 discount for concessions), limited standing £5, available from Soft Options in Sleaford Market Place or call 01529 410348.

For up to date information visit: www.sleafordplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on

 

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