Silva Lining‘s Care Plan


Podcast drama: Three brains, two bodies, one secret plan: an absurd journey into the invisible world of carers and dementia. Silva keeps her new Brain in the cupboard under the stairs, who should Karen the carer care for now? “Heart-rending and laugh out loud, a roller-coaster of an emotional journey”, Alex Coulter, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance Nominated Best Podcast, Rockie Award 2022 Nominated Best Podcast, Miami Web Fest 2022 Selected New Jersey Webfest 2022 Shortlisted Marlene Sidaway, Best Actress, BBC Audio Award 2022 Shortlisted Best Audio Fiction Series, Indie Series Awards 2022 Longlisted for the Woman’s Prize of Playwrighting 2020 Cast and Company: Silva Marlene Sidaway Karen Melissa Johns Brain Shappi Khorsandi Mark Cyril Nri Music Sarah Moody Dramaturg Sara Davies Written and Directed by Elspeth Penny Assistant Producer (casting): Tess Davidson Original Sound Recordings Euan McAleece Post Production Sound Iain Hunter Made by 2BU Productions Ltd Based on research by Professor Justine Schneider, University of Nottingham Funding from: Arts Council England; NIHR School for Social Care Research, University of Nottingham for dissemination of the BOUGH study of home care for people with dementia. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration funding; Adrian Mantle Thank you to: the original cast and team for the theatre work in progress play: Pameli Benham, Angie Belcher, Sarah Moody, Izzy Ripley, Chris Pirie, David Lane and Fiona Matthews/Theatre Orchard. Thanks also for help from Dons Coleston-Shields, Simon Winkler, Bede Burston, Charlotte Bailey, Arthur Burston, David Richmond at Arts In Development, Theatre Bristol and Deasy Bamford. Some of the content may be sensitive or disturbing for some people. read less