This year’s summer production will be Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Claire White-Aldworth. The play will be staged in Brook Hall in the week beginning Sunday 19th July. This script is a great vehicle for six women with all six roles being fairly equally balanced.
Set in a beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana, the cast comprises of:
Truvy Jones – 40’s-ish. Owner of the beauty shop. A pacifier, full of ‘pearls of wisdom’
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – 19-ish. Beauty shop assistant. The new girl in town, with a past to spark the others interest.
Clairee Belcher – 66-ish. Widow of former mayor. Grande dame. Oozes sophistication.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – 25. Prettiest girl in town. Diabetic. Fiercely independent yet still so reliant on the others.
M’Lynn Eatenton – 50-ish. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman. Struggles between wanting her daughter to be independant and wanting to protect her.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux – 66-ish. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable. Slightly eccentric.
(The ages are not fixed in stone we just need a balance between the three ages groups)
There will be auditions on Tuesday 28th April at Chobham Club (50 Windsor Road, Chobham GU24 8LD) at 8pm
and in Brook Hall, Ottershaw on Sunday 3rd May at 8pm
We hope to see you there!