Gweek Players produced On Golden Pond 18-20 March 2015
Gweek Players latest production of ‘On Golden Pond’ by Ernest Thompson was a financial and artistic success. This is a delightful play – almost better then the film. Funny, witty and charged with poignancy.
Norman is an irascible 79 year old with the beginnings of dementia, Ethel his wife adores and is exasperated by him in equal measure. Their daughter , Chelsea, who has a problematic relationship with both her parents but particularly with her father, arrives with her new boyfriend, Bill, and his 13 year old son, Billy.
The young boy changes the old people’s lives and recharges their energy for living – teaching them some interesting vocabulary at the same time!
As a cast we loved doing this play as it had good writing, depth and humour. The audiences were very appreciative and we got excellent feedback – even from CDA who later nominated Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe for Best Actor.