Steel Magnolias (Jack Cunningham Productions)


In a beauty parlour in north-western Louisiana, life is anything but boring.


Steel Magnolias follows six women over the course of three years as they face life’s challenges together and find comfort in one another. Embracing both laughter and tears, this story celebrates the power of female friendship.

The play received one Drama Desk Award nomination, and the popular film adaptation was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes.

Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play draws on the underlying themes of strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvellously amiable company in good times and bad.




Dates: March 31st , April 1st & 2nd 2022

Time: 8pm

Price: €20

Venue : Garter Lane Theatre


Preview Night


Dates: Wednesday, March 30th 2022

Time: 8pm

Price: €15

Venue : Garter Lane Theatre



Written in just 10 days as a tribute to his sister Susan by playwright Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships between a tight-knit group of southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlour, who witness the milestones in each other’s lives. The play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

Steel Magnolias is rated PG



M’Lynn Eatenton: Karen Steenson

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Aisling Giles

Truvy Jones: Jane Fraher

Clairee Blecher: Brenda Giles

Ouiser Boudreaux: Lisa Kearney

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto: Samantha O’Regan

Director: Jack Cunningham

Stage Manager: Darajane O’Sullivan


This amateur production of “Steel Magnolias” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.