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Silver Lining - 2017 - West End


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!

Silver Lining is the hilarious new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. Starring Sheila Reid, Joanna Monro, Amanda Walker, Rachel Davies, Maggie McCarthy, Keziah Joseph and Theo Toksvig-Stewart. It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape... senior citizen style!


Running Time: Two hours and 15 minutes; one intermission

Rose Theatre

(Kingston, )
24-26 High St., Kingston KT1 1HL, UK


by Aliya Al-Hassan - February 9, 2017
It's a common complaint that as you get older, you start to become invisible to others. This is compounded further if you are an actress over a certain age. The recent performances of actresses such as Glenda Jackson as the titular role in King Lear have highlighted even more that there is dearth of roles for older women.