Sandi Toksvig comedy set to be staged in Cambridge

Silver Lining at  ETT and Rose Theatre Kingston. Photo by Mark Douet
Silver Lining at ETT and Rose Theatre Kingston. Photo by Mark Douet
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Cambridge Arts Theatre’s ‘Women in Theatre’ series (March 7 to 25) begins with Silver Lining (March 7 to 11), 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 touring production stars Sheila Reid, best known for her role as Madge in ITV’s Benidorm, Joanna Monro (Angels), Amanda Walker (Cloud Atlas, Holby City), Rachel Davies (Emmerdale), Maggie McCarthy (Doctors), Keziah Joseph and Theo Toksvig-Stewart.

This World Premiere production of Silver Lining is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kingston.

ETT’s recent work includes Terence Rattigan’s French Without Tears and Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited.