The production will run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 1st to the 23rd May.

(c)Stewart Bywater

The Rose Theatre has announced it will be presenting a production of Robert Harling’s romantic comedy Steel Magnolias this May, directed by Anthony Banks.

In small-town Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is a regular rendezvous for six extraordinary women who span the social circles of their local community. Bubbling with sharp, laugh-out-loud humour, the friends quip back and forth over life’s highs and lows until a tragic event leaves them and the whole town reeling.
 
The strength of female friendship comes alive through fast, funny dialogue and vibrant, endearing characters in this powerful and heart-warming comedy.

Robert Harling’s play is based on the true story of his mother and sister. It ran for over one thousand performances Off-Broadway and was adapted by Harling for the screen.

This new production is set to star Kara Tointon as Shelby, with further casting to be announced.

Talking about the news, Robert Harling said: “I am thrilled that the Rose Theatre are putting onSteel Magnolias, it is based on a true story and I am always excited when actors bring their own truth to perform the play.”

Steel Magnolias will play at the Rose Theatre from the 1st to the 23rd May.