"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. "
(Macbeth: Act V Scene V)
'ON GOLDEN POND' by Ernest Thompson
The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th October 2018
Evenings at 8.00pm
Saturday Matinee at 4.00pm
“A work of rare simplicity and beauty” (The New York Daily News)
In this funny, endearing and touching story, Ethel and Norman Thayer return to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor nearing eighty, but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. His spirited wife, Ethel, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. Changes are on the horizon when their daughter Chelsea and her fiancé Bill visit and leave Billy Junior with Ethel and Norman to care for over the summer. A bond is created as the generations learn from each other. As the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together.
The play will be directed and designed by David Hemsley-Brown with lighting and sound by Alex Lyon and will feature Richard Parish and Sue Pollard as Norman and Ethel Thayer. Sue will be making her debut appearance with Lighted Fools. Completing the cast will be regular Fools, Polly King, Nick Lund and Eddie King alongside 13 year-old Harry Jarvis who will also be making his Lighted Fools debut to play Billy Ray.
Box-Office: 01483 44 00 00 OR online at Yvonne Arnaud