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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