Soap raids private lives in Sellotape Sisters by ex Coronation Street storyliner

Sellotape Sisters.jpgAfter wowing with its world premiere at this May’s Brighton Fringe, Sellotape Sisters hits Camden Fringe 15-20 August at Tristan Bates Theatre.

It’s 1966. Legendary soap opera Sellotape Sisters (the pretensions of Downton Abbey, the production values of Crossroads) has been cancelled.

With no ideas left for the last, live episode, the writers raid the actors’ private lives for storylines. In shock and denial, and with the final broadcast looming and an expected twenty-two million viewers tuning in, will the cast stick to the script?

Find out as Noises Off meets The Killing of Sister George (via Acorn Antiques) in this outrageous, farcical and ultimately heartfelt new play from former Coronation Street storyliner Lee Mattinson, brought to you by comedy specialists Signal.

‘…an author with a fertile and restless imagination, most at home with finding truth in the most mind-blowing or unlikely situations.’ British Theatre Guide on Lee Mattinson.

Signal Theatre Company have been producing funny plays to make people laugh since 2007. Their last (and biggest and boldest) show was the first London revival of Catherine (Mamma Mia!) Johnson’s 1998 play Shang-a-Lang at the King’s Head, Islington in 2014.

All their productions to date have been revivals, but we’re delighted to be teaming up with the brilliant Lee Mattinson, having commissioned him to write this, their first new play.

‘…coarsely funny …mixes life lessons with verbal zingers. …enjoyably slick, snappy production… conspicuously well played…’ **** The Times on Signal’s Shang-a-Lang.

Cast: Kellie Batchelor, Jonny Freeman and Charlotte Weston.

Director: Robert Wolstenholme

Designer: Christopher Hone

More info, including full production details, at:

‘… like Lee Hall’s had his brain temporarily piloted by a miniaturised, cackling Philip Ridley. …that kind of brilliant.’ Exeunt Magazine on Lee Mattinson’s I Heart Catherine Pistachio.



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