Chalet Lines

Lee Mattinson Fri 6 Apr - Sat 5 May, 2012
"astonishing...nothing but authentic"
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A Bush Theatre production in Association with Live Theatre, Newcastle

Some women long their whole lives to be asked that, 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, Abigail's harbouring more than knickers and hairspray in her suitcase.

A shockingly funny journey through five decades of birthdays, weddings and hen dos, which asks can we ever really cut the apron string that ties us to our parents?

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This production is generously sponsored by Gianni and Michael Alen-Buckley


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"Astonishing...nothing but authentic"

“A glorious, authentically messy depiction of a scarred family…captivating”



Playwright - Lee Mattinson
Director - Madani Younis
Designer - Leslie Travers
Sound Designer - Tom Gibbons
Lighting Designer - Tim Mascall
Associate Director - Omar Elerian
Dramaturg - Ché Walker
Casting - Chloe Emmerson



Robyn Addison
Sian Breckin
Monica Dolan
Laura Elphinstone
Gillian Hanna



Dates - 6 April - 5 May 2012
Running time - 2 hours 30 minutes
Mon - Sat - 7.30pm £24 (£12 concessions)
Previews - 6, 7, 10, 11 April £18 (£10 concessions)
Saturday Matinees - 14, 2l, 28 April, 5 May 2.30pm £18 (£10 concessions)
Wednesday Matinees - 18, 25 April, 2 May 2.30pm £18 (£10 concessions)
Press Night - 12 April, 7pm
Audio Described Performance - 5 May, 2.30pm £18 (£10 concessions)
Captioned Performance - 26 April, 7.30pm £24 (£12 concessions)
Equity Night - 13 April (£18 for Equity Members, use code EQUITY2012 when booking, ID required)
Supporters Evenings - 18 April
New Season Multi-buy Offer - Book 3 shows in the season together & receive a 15% discount* Just use the code MULTI2012 when booking via the Box Office or online.( *Full priced tickets only, excluding previews & matinees, subject to availability)
Under 26 Tickets - £10 tickets available on all performances. Just use the code U26/2012 when booking (subject to availability, proof of age required)
bush local members - £12 Preview tickets, 10% off other performances (subject to availability, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer)