"Time and the Conways" by JB Priestley (18-21 Oct 2017)
If you know two J B Priestley plays, chances are this is the second.
Recently revived by Rupert Goold at the National Theatre, it has also been broadcast several times on TV and radio over the last 30 years.
It is a fascinating play on several different levels. First, there is Priestley’s interest in time, which is a central motif here. Alan is the author’s voice in expounding the theory of time. But it is through Kay’s eyes that we experience the idea: when exactly do the three acts of the play occur? Does the second act actually occur at all? Is it a dream, a premonition or simply a flash-forward?
But, time aside, there are other powerful themes of family, relationships, love... and the dangerous power of a simple word or a look that can throw lives onto a complete new path. These are all wonderfully brought out in Time and the Conways.
Finally to all the talented people involved, both backstage and on set, and to you, our audience, I say a very heart-felt ‘welcome and thank you’!
What They Said
Mrs Conway (Christine Neyman)
Alan (James MacDonald)
Madge (Jo Harry)
Robin (Ramin Farahani)
Hazel (Leonia Chesterfield)
Kay (Georgina Parren)
Carol (Bella Rust)
Joan Helford (Sarah Maddock)
Ernest Beevers (Chris Mounsey)
Geraldine Thornton (Elizabeth Ollier)
Director (Paul Smith)
Producer (Jane Atkinson)
Stage Management (Bryony Wilman, Emily Rudd)
Set Designer (James Holmes-Siedle assisted by Jane Hanna)
Sound and Lighting (Utku Er)