Project Description

‘Toksvig’s play has plenary of good gags’

The Guardian

‘A cast of distinguished veteran performers’


‘Astute and sharply-constructed’

The Stage

‘Toksvig is funny, we know that from her regular TV and radio appearances, and here she really lets rip with the one-liners’


On a 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 faved 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!

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


Writer – Sandi Toksvic
Director – Rebecca Gatward
Designer – Michael Taylor
Lighting Designer – Mark Doubleday
Sound / Projection Designer – Mic Pool
Movement Director – Ita O’Brien
Fight Director – Kevin McCurdy
Casting Director – Lisa Makin
Associate Director – Spencer Noll
Advertising & Marketing – Joe Public Ltd
Press & Publicity – Kate Morley PR


Rachel Davies
Keziah Joseph
Maggie McCarthy
Joanna Monro
Sheila Reid
Theo Toksvig-Stewart
Amanda Walker

Produced for and on behalf of English Touring Theatre & Rose Theatre Kingston