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Silver Lining

By Sandi Toksvig

‘astute and sharply-constructed.’ The Stage
‘puts five older women firmly centre stage.’ The Guardian
‘plenty of charm.’ Exeunt Magazine

Silver Lining is a hilarious new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape – senior citizen style!

On one dark and stormy night in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home, five elderly ladies are trading stories of their remarkable lives. With the storm floods rising and no rescue team in sight, the ladies are faced with the sudden realisation that in order to survive they are going to have to do what they have done for their entire lives – do it themselves!


This World Premiere production of Silver Lining is an English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kingston co-production.


Rose Theatre Kingston

3 - 11 Feb 2017

Theatre Royal Portsmouth

14 - 25 Feb 2017

Oxford Playhouse

21 - 25 Feb 2017

Cambridge Arts Theatre

7 - 11 Mar 2017

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

14 - 18 Mar 2017

Theatre by the Lake

21 - 25 Mar 2017

York Theatre

28 Mar - 1 Apr 2017

The Lowry, Salford

4 - 8 Apr 2017

Rehearsal Gallery


Creative Team

Written by

Sandi Toksvig


Rebecca Gatward


Michael Taylor

Lighting Designer

Mark Doubleday

Sound/Projection Designer

Mic Pool

Casting Director

Lisa Makin

Associate Director

Spencer Noll

Fight Director

Kevin McCurdy

Movement Director

Ita O’Brien

BBC Radio Announcer

Zeb Soanes

Production Photographer

Marc Douet


Maureen Cookson

Rachel Davies

Hope Daley

Keziah Joseph

May Trickett

Maggie McCarthy

June Partridge

Joanna Monro

Gloria Bernhardt

Sheila Reid


Theo Toksvig-Stewart

St Michael

Amanda Walker