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Time and the Conways National Theatre UK Review

Priestley's post First World War play holds the audience spellbound revealing in a leap in time the unfullfilled hopes and aspirations of an upper class family. The National Theatre's enthralling production of JB Priestley's haunting, metaphysical and sociological play Time and the Conways directed by Rupert Goold shows the shift of fortune of an upper-class family in three acts. What transpires through the passage of time does not reflect their hopes and aspirations. First Act Time and the Conways 1919 The play opens in 1919 at the end of the First World War with a party celebrating the 21st birthday…

THE BREAKDOWN

DECOR - 9.2
STAGE - 8.6
QUALITY - 9.1
PERFORMANCE - 8.9
BACKGROUND - 8.6
HISTORY - 9.4
ECOSYSTEM - 8.2

8.9

Love it

However to this reviewer his embellishment at the end of act three of a large black and white screen with actors seemingly dancing and waving their arms is a good symbol but might have been better left in the rehearsal room.Time and the Conways stands the test of time without the need of visual emphasis, remaining ever profound.

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