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On Golden Pond

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  • ON GOLDEN POND<br>23 Nov - 11 Dec 2022
  • ON GOLDEN POND<br>23 Nov - 11 Dec 2022
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How long can love last and grow? One heartbeat at a time.

On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson

Director: Anne Robinson

Dates: November 23 to December 11, 2022

On Golden Pond is a gentle and heartwarming play about love, reconnection, and family. Come back to 'the pond' one more time and see this American classic.

Norman and Ethel, who have been married for 48 years, enjoy returning to their cottage on the lake's edge every summer. Their daughter, Chelsea, had some good memories of her childhood visits to the pond, too, but her life has taken many different paths since then. This year she returns to celebrate her father's birthday before making some special plans with her new partner, Bill. Bill's young son, Billy, stays with Norman and Ethel while Bill and Chelsea holiday in Europe.

The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that effortlessly illustrates the amusing, heartbreaking and human moments of which life is made.

Running time

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Special Opening Night Event and 2023 Season Launch!

Come along at 7:00pm on Wednesday 23 November to help us celebrate opening night, to hear about our 2023 play season and to enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices

$30 (full), $25 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $25
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@mrt.org.au for more details

Season Tickets

A Season Ticket is the best value way of seeing our performances. Find out more here.


Bookings will open about 2 months before the show and you can book online or call 0466 332 766 (10 - 2 daily).


Anne Robinson

The Cast

Norman - Matt Robinson
Ethel - Rhiannon McDonald
Chelsea - Amelia Rae
Bill - Matt Scoles
Billy - Lachlan Drewe
Charlie - Richard Rae
Operator - Jacqui Drewe Weston

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
Wednesday 23, Friday 25, Saturday 26
Friday 2, Saturday 3, Friday 9, Saturday 10

Matinees at 2:00pm:
Sunday 4, Sunday 11

Doors open 30 minutes before performances

By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd,
on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

COVID Safe Conditions of Entry

The safety of our community is of paramount importance. We have put measures in place to prioritise the health and well-being of everyone.

All visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask and are asked to sanitise their hands on arrival and exercise proper physical distancing while on site.

You are not permitted to enter Maitland Repertory Theatre if you:

    • are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)
    • have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious)
    • are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19
    • reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19
    • have visited a designated COVID-19 hot spot and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days
    • have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days