Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harlingdirected by Zöe Freedman
February 2018
The Carriageworks Main Space

Leeds Arts Centre performed Steel Magnolias in February 2018.

Production photos

These photographs were taken during rehearsals, and are displayed here courtesy of Mark Hillyer Photography. More of Mark’s photos of the rehearsals can be found in our Gallery.

Truvy and Shelby
M’Lynn, Shelby and Ouiser
Annelle and Clairee
Truvy and Shelby
Clairee, Annelle and Ouiser
M’Lynn and Shelby

Set designs

Here’s a photo of the production’s set, taken at the technical rehearsal before it had been fully dressed.

The Set on Stage at the Carriageworks


AnnelleEllice Price
TruvyAnji Clarke
ClaireeLena Gazey
ShelbyEnya Lucas
M’LynnCarol Bell
OuiserMaureen Willis
Radio DJKen Taylor

Backstage team

DirectorZöe Freedman
Production ManagerAlan Buttery
Stage ManagerSteve Fryatt
PropertiesDean Franklin
 Fiona Galloway
 Elizabeth Hayes
WardrobeKathryn Francis
 Margaret Savage
 Helen Pearson
Hairdressing AdvisorMichelle Petrow
Rehearsal PromptJoyce King
Front of HouseMaria Kwater
 LAC Team
SoundBen Hopwood
LightingThe Carriageworks Team
SetSteve Fryatt
 LAC Team
Poster DesignJake Logan

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
(15.9 MBytes)
Download: Poster
(677 KBytes)

Add to the archive

We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of Steel Magnolias, we would be very pleased to hear from you.


If you’re a member of Leeds Arts Centre, you can read the Leeds CAN adjudications for the production.

Other productions

Leeds Arts Centre has also performed Steel Magnolias on another occasion, in 1993 – more details of that production can be found by following the link to its page in this archive.