There's a notion that it's desperately sad when your halcyon days come to an end. When you go into decline and you gradually lose everyone you ever cared for and all the things which brought you happiness. But at least Arnold had all this at one point in his life. It doesn't matter when. It doesn't matter that it eventually comes to an end. Nothing lasts forever.
Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter
Performed by David Vale
Filmed by David Vale and edited by Howard White.
Original music composed and performed by Neil Thompson
“This will probably prove incredibly divisive” “Footprints in the sand, someone following with a brush sweeping them away” is how Arnold sums up his life. Yet he speaks and records for his generation and even those several decades younger who are if anything angry that their personal nostalgia is no longer deemed valid despite offering much. A little piece of British sociology, an immaculate delivery by an actor who finds the pain, pathos and truth in every line, and a story idea and script which says it with clarity and records a truth for posterity.” ★★★★ Theatre Monkey
Golden Age Theatre Company is dedicated to creating theatre which explores 'big ideas' in both historical and contemporary settings.