Studio32 returns to the Arts Centre with their hilarious and touching performance of this much-loved play.

The story of six women, set in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin, in the American South whose friendship and bond see them through the good and bad times.

The play is based on the family experience of the death of author Robert Harling’s sister, Susan Harling-Robinson, in 1985 from diabetic complications after the birth of his namesake nephew and the failure of a family-member-donated kidney. Following the death, a writer friend advised him to write it down to understand the experience. He did, but originally as a short story to give his nephew an understanding of the child’s mother. It evolved in ten days to a play performed Off-Broadway before being adapted for the beloved 1989 film starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Parton.

Studio32 first presented this play in a sold-out 2003 production. We are delighted to be returning with this all-new performance for 2024.

Book your appointment now or miss your chance for a hilarious evening.

DateTimeFull PriceConcession
Wednesday 28th19:30£14£12.50
Thursday 29th19:30£14£12.50
Friday 30th19:30£14£12.50
Saturday matinee 31st14:30£14£12.50
Saturday 31st19:30£14£12.50