Time and the Conways

Fri 9th – Sat 17th Mar 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“"There's a great devil in the universe and we call it time"”

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

SUMMARY

Directed by Jenny Stephens

1919: The Conway family are in festive mood as they celebrate Kay’s 21st birthday. They play charades and dream of bright prospects, of satisfying careers and happy marriages. The ‘war to end all wars’ is over and their futures hold a golden glow. But their lives are not to be as they imagine.

As the play shuttles through time, we delve into the family’s future and back again to where the seeds of their downfall are unwittingly sown.

Priestley’s classic period drama is a masterful study of character that unpicks the notion of fate and our roles in our own destinies. Writing as the Second World War loomed, Priestley was clearly concerned that the nation had not learnt from history – a theme perhaps as resonant today as it was then.

Admission: Free

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