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Second Thoughts is a lively and friendly group who try to produce good theatre that is enjoyable and challenging for audience and for group members.

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Our next show is

TIME AND THE CONWAYS

by J. B. Priestley

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

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. Priestley wrote the play in 1937, and looked back to 1919.

at the Bear Pit Theatre Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th April at 7.30 pm
with a matinee at 2.30 pm.

 

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