On Golden Pond

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.

Lighted Fools Theatre Company makes its eleventh visit to the Mill Studio following last autumn’s production of Tim Whitnall’s Morecambe and Mark Hayhurst’s Taken at Midnight earlier this year.


“A work of rare simplicity and beauty” THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


Presented by Lighted Fools Theatre Company

By Ernest Thompson

Directed by David Hemsley-Brown

With Richard Parish, Sue Pollard, Polly King, Nick Lund, Eddie King and Harry Jarvis

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