Montage of plays performed in Nantwich Theatre

Last Few Tickets for Steel Magnolias

Thu 1 August 2019Last Few Tickets for Steel Magnolias

Last few tickets left – if you haven’t got your tickets for our next production Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling directed by Marie Straker, 6th to 14th September yet, please buy them now as there are only a few left.

Tickets are £9 each, available at the Tourist Information Centre in Nantwich; in person (no booking fee); or by phone on 01270 600727 (no booking fee); or On Line  (a £1 booking fee per ticket is charged by the Nantwich Town Council). 

Alternatively, there is a link from our homepage direct to the Nantwich TIC.

Any unsold tickets / returns will be available at the Nantwich Players Theatre on the evening of each performance. Enquiries about returns may be made by phone to 01270 624556 after 7pm on performance nights only, or see our Facebook page/ tweet us @NantwichPlayers

By Robert Harling

‘Steel Magnolias’ is a warm, witty, play full of deliciously funny and outrageous comments but also very moving and thought provoking. The play is based in the 1980s in the Deep South of America, specifically a small town in Louisiana. It is set in the best beauty and hair salon in town, run by local woman, Truvy, and her new young assistant Annelle. Her four regular clients are; Clairee, the widow of the former Mayor; M'Lynn (short for Mary Lynn), a socially prominent career woman; her daughter, Shelby, who is about to be married; and their neighbour, Ouiser, a wealthy curmudgeon!

These women have formed, over the years, the sort of relationships and friendships that do develop in such a venue and, at the start of the play, the regulars all come to be "made ready" for the wedding later that day.

The title of the play indicates much about all of these women - beautiful and delicate on the outside - but made of steel beneath and heartbreakingly demonstrated as they deal with the tragedy that unfolds.

“What women are really like?”