Published on Sep 19, 2012
A Bush Theatre production in association with Live Theatre
Thursday 13 September to Saturday 6 October 2012
www.live.org.uk (0191) 232 1232
"Some women long their whole lives to be asked how they are, if just by a complete stranger."
Butlins Skegness, Chalet Number 12, where the Walker women have been holidaying since 1961.
This year it's Nana Barbara's seventieth and everyone's airing their dirty laundry. Loretta's had too many camp cocktails, Jolene's fallen tits over teeth for a Redcoat and Abigail's harbouring more than knickers and hairspray in her suitcase.
A shockingly funny journey through five decades of birthdays, wedding and hen dos which asks can we ever really cut the apron string that ties us to our parents?
Chalet Lines returns to Live Theatre after a successful run at Bush Theatre, London.
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"It takes chutzpah for a man to write an all-woman play. But Lee Mattinson pulls off a tricky feat with panache in this initially raucous comedy."
Michael Billington, The Guardian
About the Cast
Live Theatre is pleased to welcome back Sharon Percy (Cooking with Elvis, Short Cuts and RSC's Tyneside Stories) as well as former Live Youth Theatre member Jill Dellow (Tyneside Stories), Viktoria Kay (The Pitmen Painters -- Bill Kenwright UK tour & West End), Ann Ridley (Small Town Luck) and Donald McBride (A Nightingale Sang in Eldon Square and The Last Post). Joining the cast in her stage debut is film and TV actress Sammy T Dobson (Harrigan's Nick, Joe Maddison's War and Byker Grove).
Saturday 6 October, 5pm
Meet the Writer and Cast
Writer Lee Mattinson talks about the development process behind Chalet Lines and, along with members of the cast, will discuss its evolution from the first script-in-hand performance here at Live Theatre, through the play's London run and return to Live's main theatre.
FREE, but booking is essential
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