Francesca Annis cast in Time and the Conways


Francesca Annis cast in Time and the Conways

Francesca Annis cast in Time and the Conways, along with Adrian Scarborough, which opens at the Lyttelton, NT 5 May 2009, following previews from 28 April, booking to 28 May 2009.

Francesca Annis' London stage credits include "Under the Blue Sky" at the Duke of York's in 2008; "Epitaph For George Dillon" at the Comedy in 2005; "Henry IV" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2004; "Blood" at the Royal Court in 2003; "Vortex" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2002; "Ghosts"at the Comedy in 2001; "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Albery in 1994.

Adrian Scarborough's London stage credits include "Once in a Lifetime" & "Henry IV Part 1 & 2" at the Olivier, NT in 2005; "The Mandate" & "The False Servant" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2004; "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2003; "Platonov" at the Almeida in 2001; "Humble Boy" at the Gielgud in 2o02; "To The Green Fields Beyond " at the Donmar Warehouse in 2000; "Vassa" at the Albery in 1999;"Day I Stood Still" at the Cottesloe, NT in 1998; "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1995; "Racing Demon" at the Olivier, NT in 1994.

It is directed by Rupert Goold, designed by Laura Hopkins, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Adam Cork.

The Conways, celebrating Kay’s 21st birthday in 1919, seem a golden family – safe and well after the Great War, looking forward to future careers, marriages, and a brave new world. Through J B Priestley’s masterly manipulation of time, we see into their future and back again to where the seeds of their downfall were planted. Priestley was fascinated by the study of time. Writing in 1937, he saw how Britain was complacently failing to learn from history and charging headlong towards another conflagration.

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