Steel Magnolias – Lismore Theatre Company


Lismore Theatre Company’s next production, Steel Magnolias, opens July 5th. This is a bitter sweet award winning play written by Robert Harling which chronicles the lives of six women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Spot in Chinquapin, Louisiana.

– their hair was a big as their hearts…

The cast of Steel Magnolias

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 film of the same name, made famous by Hollywood icons Dolly Parton, Sally Fields, Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts, Shirley McLaine and Olympia Dukakis.
As the name implies, the characters are as delicate as magnolias but as strong as steel as they deal with the joys and sorrows which occur over two years of their lives.
The show embodies sass, style and sisterhood from the big-haired 1980s, and is awash with memorable witty one liners such as Dukakis’ “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorise.”

Learn more about the Lismore Theatre Company here.


Lismore Theatre Company’s production of Steel Magnolias is directed by Sylvia Clarke (Director of Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Lipstick Dreams). The cast comprises well known talented and experienced local actors Jacquie McCalman, Elyse Knowles, Jenny Dowell, Sinead Fell, Lisa Walmsley and Sharon Brodie. Sylvia said “It’s great to see the cast blossom into their roles. This not just a chick show, it has something for everyone who loves to laugh, cry, or eat Southern food”
Venue : Rochdale Theatre, Ballina Road.
Performances: July 5-20 (Friday and Saturdays 7.30pm, Sundays 2pm)
Bookings www.lismoretheatrecompany.org.au
Media Contact: Jenny Dowell 0402651394

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