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February 20, 2020

Kara Tointon to star in Steel Magnolias at Rose Theatre Kingston

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Kara Tointon is to star in Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias at Rose Theatre Kingston in May 2020.

Steel Magnolias Rose Theatre Kingston

Kara Tointon is to star as Shelby in Robert Harling's romantic comedy Steel Magnolias at the Rose Theatre, Kingston from 1 - 23 May 2020.

In small-town Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is a regular rendezvous for six extraordinary women who span the social circles of their local community. Bubbling with sharp, laugh-out-loud humour, the friends quip back and forth over life’s highs and lows until a tragic event leaves them and the whole town reeling.

The strength of female friendship comes alive through fast, funny dialogue and vibrant, endearing characters in this powerful and heart-warming comedy.

Kara Tointon

Robert Harling’s play is based on the true story of his mother and sister. It ran for over one thousand performances Off-Broadway and was adapted by Harling for the screen.

Writer Robert Harling, said today, ‘I am thrilled that the Rose Theatre are putting on Steel Magnolias, it is based on a true story and I am always excited when actors bring their own truth to perform the play.’

Director, Anthony Banks, said today, ‘I'm thrilled to be working with Robert Harling on this new production and to be reunited with Kara Tointon having had so much fun together on Gaslight. It's still rare enough to have a stage dominated by one female character let alone have it exclusively populated by six for the whole evening. I've loved this play since I was a child. I grew up surrounded by women like this. I like the no-nonsense truths they tell behind closed doors and I can’t wait to bring this show to the Rose.’

BOOK TICKETS TO STEEL MAGNOLIAS

 

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Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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