Garrick Theatre presents hilarious play Silver Lining

Morgan Hyde and Gail Lusted in Silver Lining. Photo: supplied
Morgan Hyde and Gail Lusted in Silver Lining. Photo: supplied

GARRICK Theatre’s latest production is the hilarious play Silver Lining, which is set in Gravesend Retirement Home in England.

It tells the tale of five elderly ladies who tell stories of their lives, but when a storm hits they must escape the rising flood waters before it is too late.

Retired drama teacher Gail Lusted is acting in the play as Hope, a carer at the retirement home.

“There’s some cracking one liners in the play and I have to stop myself from laughing. It shows that just because you’re old, it doesn’t mean you’ve lost your personality and sense of humour,” she says.

According to director Dale James there is a lot of racy language as well as humour in the script.

“These women do not enjoy living where they are,” she said.

“Like most elderly people in retirement homes, they are bound by rules and regulations that must be obeyed – and these are not always to their liking.”

Knowing that there are plenty of great actors at Garrick who are older, Ms James specifically chose this play as the script itself has older characters.

The play will be shown at Garrick Theatre, 16 Meadow Street, Guildford, between September 27-29 and October 4-6 and 10-13 at 8pm.

There will also be 2pm matinee performances on September 30 and October 6.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 concession and $20 for members.

Make your bookings at or phone Elaine on 9378 1990, email