Harriet Thorpe joins Steel Magnolias UK tour

Harriet Thorpe will join the star-studded ensemble cast of Steel Magnolias when it heads out on tour next year.

Thorpe, who is best known for her role as Carole Parkinson in The Brittas Empire and Fleur in Absolutely Fabulous, is a regular on stage having performed in Wicked, Cabaret, Mamma Mia!, Stepping Out, Sleepless – The Musical, The Girls, The Dresser and Les Miserables.

Thorpe will join previously announced cast members Laura Main (best known as Shelagh Turner in BBC One’s Call the Midwife), Diana Vickers (The X Factor),  Lucy Speed (Eastenders), Caroline Harker (A Touch of Frost) and Elizabeth Ayodele (Playboy of the West Indies, Small Island).

Steel Magnolias, the hilarious and heart-warming play based on a true story, which enjoyed huge global success in the hit 1989 film adaptation starring Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts, is embarking on an extensive UK and Ireland tour in 2023.

The show, directed by Anthony Banks (Mrs Warren’s Profession, Tour, Girl on the Train, West End, Dial M for Murder, National tour), will begin its tour on 19 January at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre, travelling to over 20 venues and conclude on 22 July at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton.

Tour dates include Richmond, Sheffield, Guildford, Bath, Salford, Brighton, Southend, Birmingham, High Wycombe, Leicester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Malvern, Exeter, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin, Hull, Swindon, Dartford, Leeds and Northampton, with the tour finishing on 22 July 2023.

Steel Magnolias is the hilarious and heart-warming story about the strength of female friendship, set in a small town beauty salon in the American South.

More about Steel Magnolias Tickets

Steel Magnolias Tour Dates

19 – 21 January 2023
Churchill Theatre, BROMLEY – BOOK NOW

7 – 11 March 2023
Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea SOUTHEND – BOOK NOW

29 March – 01 April 2023
Wycombe Swan Theatre, HIGH WYCOMBE – BOOK NOW

18 – 22 April 2023
New Theatre Cardiff, CARDIFF – WALES – BOOK NOW

20 – 24 June
Wyvern Theatre, SWINDON – BOOK NOW

04 – 08 July 2023
The Orchard Theatre, DARTFORD – BOOK NOW

FULL TOUR DATES

19 – 21 January
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY

24 – 28 January
RICHMOND THEATRE

31 January – 04 February
LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD

07 – 11 February
YVONNE ARNAUD, GUILDFORD

14 – 18 February
THEATRE ROYAL, BATH

21 – 25 February
THE LOWRY, SALFORD

28 February – 04 March
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON

7 – 11 March
PALACE THEATRE, SOUTHEND

21 – 25 March
ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM

28 March – 01 April
WYCOMBE SWAN THEATRE, HIGH WYCOMBE

04 – 08 April
CURVE THEATRE, LEICESTER

11 – 15 April
THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM

18 – 22 April
NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF

25 – 29 April
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM

02 – 06 May
MALVERN THEATRE

09 – 13 May
NORTHCOTT THEATRE, EXETER

16 – 20 May
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

23 – 27 May
EVERYMAN PLAYHOUSE, LIVERPOOL

30 May – 03 June
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW

06 – 10 June
THE GAIETY THEATRE, DUBLIN

13 – 17 June
NEW THEATRE, HULL

20 – 24 June
WYVERN THEATRE, SWINDON

04 – 08 July
THE ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD

11 – 15 July
GRAND THEATRE, LEEDS

18 – 22 July
ROYAL & DERNGATE THEATRE, NORTHAMPTON


📷 Main photo: Harriet Thorpe - Steel Magnolias


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