Time and the Conways

A Second Thoughts Drama Group Production

This amateur production of Time and the Conways is arranged by special arrangement with Samuel French

One of Britain’s leading writers of the inter-war years, J B Priestley was fascinated by the concept of time. As the play opens, and in Act 3, it is 1919 – just after the end of World War I. The Conways, a wealthy northern family have gathered to celebrate a birthday party, and their wonderful futures in a country at peace.

The middle act is set eighteen years later, on the brink of WWII, and we see that their future is far from the happy one they envisaged. Relationships have failed and expectations disappointed.

From the writer of An Inspector Calls, the play takes a look at class arrogance, complacency and family tensions.   Beneath the surface of this simple family story, Priestley explores the political and social history of Britain between the wars, and the nature of time itself.


Kay Conway – Jane Lees
Kay Conway – Georgie Wood
Madge Conway – Margaret Lowe
Hazel Conway – Abi Deehan
Alan Conway – Steven Bayman
Carol Conway – Hannah Hargreaves
Mrs Conway – Gill Hines
Joan Helford – Steph Jepson
Gerald Thornton – Nathan Brown
Ernest Beavers – Joe Riley
Robin Conway – Chris Callaghan
Alan Conway – Noel Dollimore
Joan Conway – Kate Sutcliffe
Madge Conway – Jayne Caithness
Hazel Beavers – Lynda Jepson
Mrs Conway – Shirley Allwork
Gerald Thornton – Nick Bate
Ernest Beavers – Ian McClean
Robin Conway – Justin Osborne

Directed by Lindsey Allwork

Performance Dates
5 - 8 April 2017

The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU

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