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Is It Time

Is It Time rehearsals

There are some experiences in life we all share, like falling in love or locking the keys in our car. Not everyone, however, can say they have experienced an extraordinary love that stands the test of family, and the test of time.

Debuting at King Street Theatre this month, Is It Time is a play that explores the idea of eternal love and “‘til death do us part”, in a very literal sense. It is London-based writer Martin Ashley Jones’ first full-length work, and one that he described as happening organically.

“As an artist sometimes you’ve got a head full of ideas, you’ve got scraps of paper, bits and pieces half-finished. It was nice to complete one and hand it over,” he said.

Jones, alongside the Theatre’s resident young director Barry Walsh, have set out to mirror situations that, at one point or another “most of us will have to deal with, or do deal with, or have dealt with”.

“I’m hoping that within the writing and the acting, people get to relate to those situations that affect all of us. That’s what it’s about, it’s a love story and it’s relationships – the complexities of them, the good and the bad,” said Jones. Audiences can expect to see love and life in all their glory. (CB)

May 25–Jun 5 (Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm). King Street Theatre, 644 King St & Cnr Bray St, Newtown. $27-$35. Tickets & info: kingstreettheatre.com.au

 

BY CAITLIN BURNS

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