A shockingly funny journey through five decades of birthdays, weddings and hen dos, with plenty of hilariously lewd dialogue.
Butlins, Skegness, Chalet Number 12 – where the Walker women have been going on holiday since 1961.
It’s Nana Barbara’s seventieth, but the celebrations are unravelling. Loretta’s had too many cocktails, Jolene’s fallen tits-over-teeth for a redcoat, Abigail’s got more than knickers and hairspray in her suitcase, and the one guest that Barbara is waiting for, her daughter Paula, is more than overdue…
Lee Mattinson’s play Chalet Lines asks if we can ever cut the apron strings that tie us to our parents.
It was first staged at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2012.
‘Mattinson has a great talent for one-liners, ensuring that there are some rich belly laughs’
— British Theatre Guide
‘The dialogue has the salty tang of a wonderful Geordie’
‘Mattinson’s humour is brash yet sharp… a rich and intriguing play’
— Exuent Magazine
‘Has some hilarious moments, and a couple of magical ones too… a solid tribute to strong northern womanhood’
— Arts Desk