Don’t miss ‘On Golden Pond’, on now
The Company of Ten’s production of On Golden Pond is is on now.
The play is a lovingly scripted, bittersweet and moving tale of one dysfunctional family’s attempts to overcome the seriously strained relationships within it.
The nub of the problem is crotchety, cantankerous retiree Norman who, with his wife Ethel, arrives to spend a quiet summer at their lodge beside Golden Pond. But instead of fishing, he spends his time morbidly obsessing about his own mortality.
The play was made into the hugely successful, multi-Oscar-Award-winning 1981 film of the same name, starring Katharine Hepburn and real-life father and daughter Henry and Jane Fonda.
‘The questions posed by the play for me really are can these strained relationships so common in families ever be repaired, and will Norman be able to come to terms with his own mortality and decline, as indeed we all have to sooner or later,’ says director Abbe Waghorn.
Performances take place on the Main Stage from Friday 11 to Saturday to 12 May at 8pm, Sunday 13 May at 2.30pm and Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 May at 8pm.
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