A bitter-sweet human comedy set in the deep south of America, about six very special friends who are bonded together by their mutual triumphs and tragedy, despite their differences. Together these loveable characters survive the cycles of life, birth and death to emerge stronger, closer…and still laughing!
Durban Theatre Awards 2003
Fools’ Awards 2003
“The KickstArt Company, under the expert direction of Greg King has a palpable hit on its hands with its latest delightful offering. Theatre in Durban would suffer an irreparable loss were King to leave the city. He should be treasured, and above all, supported in terms of good houses.”Patrick Leeman, The Daily News
“Kate Bruce, Carol Trench, Olivia Borgen, Alison Cassells, Vera Clare and Susan Monteregge were all great as the clutch of southern Belles who populate Truvy’s Beauty shop, filling out their characters which begin as archetypes but soon evolve into full-bodied human beings. The prodigious Greg King has done himself proud as a director… Steel Magnolias is a great little production that should run and run.”Peter Machen, Independent on Saturday
“Inevitably, knowledge of the film of Steel Magnolias creates expectations, and it is good to report that they are fulfilled, and more, by Greg King’s excellent production…King has drilled his talented ensemble cast well and the pace never drops, important in a play that depends so much on the spoken word. The southern accents are generally believable and the cast strike the requisite sparks from each other with ease… King’s KickstArt company is a huge asset to KZN. Their aim, from inception, has been to present good theatre from all over the world to local audiences, and they continue to do so. When most theatres, when they are open, seem to be given over to revues and cabarets, it is particularly good to see a solid, real play and accomplished acting. King’s excellent set and the comfortable, intimate Kwasuka Theatre offer a top-class evening’s entertainment. It’s funny, it’s moving-and it’s great.”Margaret von Klemperer, Natal Witness