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Posted on: 7 March 2024

Friday 8 March is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is ‘Inspire Inclusion’. What better way to celebrate than a visit to the Abbey Theatre to see the Company of Ten’s production of Steel Magnolias, which illustrates this perfectly.

Set in 1980s Louisiana, it follows the stories of six strong women over a three-year period, as they share their joys and sorrows in Truvy’s beauty salon at the heart of the community.

In the male-dominated theatre and film industry, this play and the film based on it have created great opportunities for women, from the star-studded cast of Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Shirley Maclaine to the multiple professional and amateur stage productions since 1987.

Not only is there an all-female cast at the Abbey Theatre, but with a female director and assistant director, deputy stage manager and largely female backstage crew, the team has created a powerful and believable bond which has been remarked on by our audiences.

The production runs until Saturday 9 March, so don’t miss it.

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