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Silva Lining's Care Plan

2BU Productions


- Podcast: Fiction

Silva Lining’s Care Plan centres on Silva, a retired neurosurgeon who has dementia but has invented something extraordinary - a very special organoid. This is Brain, growing in a petri dish and fast developing a mind of its own. Karen is starting off her carer career in the deep end and having to make some hard decisions about what to care for, and what care is. The play features actor and disability activist Melissa Johns (Life, Celebrity Masterchef), comedian and humanitarian Shappi Khorsandi, actress Marlene Sidaway (Coronation Street, Mum) and Cyril Nri (This Life, Cucumber). The unique and highly topical podcast is the creation of Elspeth Penny, a writer and director of 2BU Productions. Elspeth developed the work in lockdown, recording it remotely. “I hope it gets heard by a large audience: it will help with understanding” Stephanie Cole OBE 'Even Brain is full of charisma. I was a big fan of the play’s surreal elements.' The Women’s Prize for Playwriting