Time and the Conways

Time and the Conways

By JB Priestley
Directed by Jemima Levick
A co-production with 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.

Time and the Conways will transfer to Dundee Rep Theatre from 13-30 March 2013.

Our trailer for Time and the Conways

View rehearsal and production photos in our gallery

Key information

This production has now ended


  • Fri 15, Sat 16 Feb, 7.45pm
  • On sale 21 Nov 2012


  • Tuesday to Saturday, 7.45pm
  • Running time 2h 30m (inc 20 minute interval)


  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.30pm
  • Running time 2h 30m (inc 20 minute interval)


  • £14.50-£29
  • Concessions available for under 18s, over 60s, students, unemployed, disability
  • Side-view seats are also available: £10-£15
  • Previews, all seats £7.50 (unreserved seating, no concessions)
  • £1 transaction fee applies per booking

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