Steel Magnolias

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The tale of six small-town American women who regularly meet at Truvy's beauty parlour and whose friendship remains strong throughout all kinds of adversity. Part of Dundee Women's Festival.

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Steel Magnolias

27 Feb 20122 stars

Play made famous by big-screen adaptation is slight and horribly sentimental

You should maybe seek a second opinion on this one. Judging by the full house and the warm reception, the Rep’s decision to stage Robert Harling’s play – best known for the big-screen adaptation with Julia Roberts and Dolly Parton – demonstrates a…

Jemima Levick on Steel Magnolias revival

1 Feb 2012

The theatre director aims to retain the humour and tenderness of Robert Harling's original script

‘I would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special,’ says Dolly Parton as brassy hairdresser Truvy in the 1989 film adaptation of Steel Magnolias. The country singer led a cast of big name Hollywood hitters that included…

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