The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Steel Magnolias – Charity Preview

5th May 2016 at 20:00:00

Charity preview performance in support of Home-Start

Steel Magnolias

Bringing together six women who span the social spectrum of their southern community in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is set in an 80s beauty salon where Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s socialite M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby. Filled with humorous and acerbic repartee, the plot moves towards tragedy and shows the uplifting results of six very different people coming together in dark times. Robert Harling wrote the play after his sister, a diabetic, died in childbirth. It was turned into a hit film starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Darryl Hannah.

Meal deal

Take advantage of our £26 meal deal with Terranova Italian Restaurant in Stanborough Park which includes a 2-course, pre-show meal from the set menu with a glass of wine and a ticket for the show. Download the menu

Not available Sundays and Mondays.

About Home-Start

Home-Start provides a unique service for families – recruiting and training volunteers to support young families with children at home. Across the whole borough of Welwyn Hatfield our Home-Start volunteers will visit families each week, supporting parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or just where parenting is a struggle.They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. Read more on the Home-Start website

If you are a parent or grandparent and have a couple of hours to spare each week to befriend a family, Home-Start Welwyn Hatfield would love to hear from you.  Please contact Julie Bell on 01582 833789 [email protected].


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By John Finnemore
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By Mary Chase



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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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