Women show real Steel

There’s still nearly four months until curtain up but Berwick Opera now has its leading ladies for its production of ‘Steel Magnolias’.

There was some keen interest when auditions were held last week with a great turn out and the cast has now been announced.

The play is an adaptation of the hit 1989 film which featured appearances from aseries of household names.

Louise Wood will follow in Dolly Parton’s footsteps as salon owner Truvy while Tilly Blakey will play Annelle. Laura Catterall will play Shelby, the role made famous by Julia Roberts; Mauren Gillie will play Shirley McLaine’s Ouisa; M’Lynn will be played by Denise Clarke and Clairee by Susan Potts.