Time and the Conways is a British play written by J. B. Priestley in 1937 illustrating J. W. Dunne's "Theory Of Time" through the experience of a moneyed Yorkshire family, the Conways, over a period of nineteen years from 1919 to 1937. The play works on the level of a universal human tragedy and a powerful portrait of the history of Britain between the Wars. Priestley uses Dunne's theory of time to show how human beings experience loss, failure and the death of their dreams but also how, if they could experience reality in its transcendent nature, they might find a way out.


  • Pamela LewisHazel
  • Karen SederholmCarol
  • Edward HibbertAlan
  • Monica MerrymanMadge
  • Margaret WhittonKay
  • Pauline FlanaganMrs. Conway
  • Cynthia MaceJoan
  • John CarrollGerald Thornton
  • Jarlath ConroyErnest Beevers
  • Ralph ByersRobin
  • JB PriestleyPlaywright
  • Elinor RenfieldDirector
  • Hugh LandwehrScenic Design
  • Roger MeekerLighting Design

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