Lislea Dramatic Players

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harding


1 March 2024

8.00 p.m.

The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)

The Play

The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women set in a beauty parlour in Northwest Louisiana. Initially the focus is on Shelby’s upcoming wedding to her fiancé Jackson. The plot covers events over the next three years and how the women cope with their conflicts. As the title suggests the female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.

The Cast

Truvy Jones

Corinna Cunningham

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto

Leeza Doherty

Clairee Belcher

Jacqueline Madden

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie

Ellen Hannaway

M'Lynn Eatenton

Anne Garvey

Ouiser Boudreaux

Anne Kearney


Kerry Rooney



Angus Hannaway

Set Design

Tony Donaghy

Stage Crew

Liam Hannaway
John Campbell
Sean Cunningham
Jerome Burns
Gerard Flynn
Tony McParland


Eoin Hannaway
Denise Crawley


Aidan McParland

Stage Management

Catriona Campbell
Eileen Crawley
Sona Cunningham
Aoife Tierney

The Group

Lislea Dramatic Players were formed in 1940 and have staged productions practically every year since. The group have performed in the All-Ireland Confined Finals on many occasions the most recent in 2023 with ‘See How They Run’ by Philip King. This year’s production sees an all-female cast performing a comedy-drama set in the 1980s based on the family experience of the author Robert Harling.