New comedy Silver Lining, written by University of Portsmouth Chancellor Sandi Toksvig, is coming to the city next week.
The play tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape – senior citizen style.
It will be performed at the New Theatre Royal from 15-18 February.
Sandi said: ‘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!
‘The lack of respect towards the elderly in Britain worries me, especially those who are left deteriorating and unstimulated in care homes. I wrote this play to make people laugh and also make them think.’
The world premiere production of Silver Lining is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kingston.
Visit the New Theatre Royal website for more information and to book tickets: http://www.newtheatreroyal.com/performances/silver-lining/