Time and the Conways in Edinburgh and Dundee

Priestley’s brilliant family drama Time and the Conways opens in Edinburgh on the 15th February 2013 and will transfer to the Dundee Repertory Theatre on the 13th March.

For more detailed information about the production, tickets and to view the trailer go to http://www.lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/time-and-the-conways and https://tickets.dundeerep.co.uk/public/show.asp


by J.B. Priestley

Directed by Jemima Levick

A co-production between The Lyceum Edinburgh and the Dundee Rep. Ensemble

If you could turn back the clock, would you do it all again?

1919, the Conway family house, Yorkshire. Mrs Conway and her family have it all, the war is over; the children look set for a bright and prosperous future; it’s Kay’s 21st birthday.

But, in a twist of time and with a brief glimpse into the future, we discover that life doesn’t play out as expected. Aspirations sour, relationships fail and the truths of the Conway family’s lives are revealed.

Priestley’s play is an extraordinary manipulation of time and the fates, coming to a climax as he subverts the narrative and takes us back to the original moment when this successful family began to sow the seeds of their own downfall.

Time and the Conways was written in 1937 and illustrated JW Dunne’s Theory of Time. Alongside the better-known An Inspector Calls, Time and the Conways is part of Priestley’s series of ‘Time Plays’ that toyed with different concepts and theories of time, and is widely regarded as the best of this series.

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