Silver Lining Charity Night Saddleworth Historical Society

by Sandi Toksvig

10 - 17 June 2023, 7.30pm
A group of extraordinary women recreate The Great Escape, senior-citizen style.

Tickets £12 

Raising funds for Saddleworth Historical Society. Tickets available from David Harrison or online 

Silver Lining is a hilarious comedy by Sandi Toksvig. It tells the tale of a group of 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 women are trading stories of their remarkable (or sometimes unremarkable) 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!


"Astute, smartly constructed twist on the comedy of old age."

"This play beautifully displays the skills of veteran actresses..."

"The play really is a celebration of older women taking to the stage."

"Silver Lining addresses all of these with hilarity and a dash of pathos, with memorable results."


Gloria…. Sue Borg

May Trickett .. Pauline Walsh

Maureen….Margaret Thompson

June…. Anne Wright

Hope…. Nicole Richards

Jed … Ian Lomas




Director…. Carol Davies


Stage Manager… Andrew Wilson

Lighting… Bob Critchley

Sound… Mark Acton

Prompt… Frank Boocock

Props…  Liz O’Driscoll

Costumes… The costume team

Set…. Verity, Chris, Lee, and the team 


sponsored by tendercare


Sun 11th June 2023


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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