At a home for retired opera singers, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
Beecham House is abuzz. Rumor is that the home for retired musicians will soon play host to a new resident - a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay of THE GOLDEN COMPASS), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly of BOONDOCK SAINTS, THE LAST SAMURAI) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins of ALBERT NOBBS), this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home, but they're in for a shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith of DOWNTON ABBEY, GOSFORD PARK). Her subsequent career as a star soloist and the ego that accompanied it split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert? Academy Award-Winner® Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut film.