by Beth Henley
The scene is Hazlehurst Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await the news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is dying in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest, unmarried sister is 30 and facing diminishing marital prospects, the middle sister Meg, is back after a failed singing career while Babe, the youngest is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin Chick and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail without falling hopelessly in love with her. This play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to embrace the future.
Performances start 7.30pm at Bolton Little Theatre Hanover Street Mon-Sat. 2pm Sunday matinee. Monday night 3 for 2. Group bookings 10+ £9.00 (please book through the theatre Box Office) Wheelchair space available (please book through the theatre Box Office).
You can book at Bolton Little Theatre box office in person or by telephone on Monday night from 7.30 to 9pm and Friday mornings from 10.30 to 12 noon. You can book during the run of the plays, or you can book online at boltonlittletheatre.ticketsource.co.uk or through this website using the links below. Tickets can be e-tickets (no charge) mobile phone ticket (50p) standard post (£1.50)
Tickets £10 each