The Unreturning

A Frantic Assembly & Theatre Royal Plymouth Production

By Anna Jordan

A British northern coastal town. Three young men are coming home from war. Their stories, set at different times over the last 100 years, are beautifully interwoven in this compelling new play featuring Frantic's celebrated physicality. The cast will include Jared Garfield, Joe Layton, Jonnie Riordan and Kieton Saunders-Browne. 

The Unreturning explores the profound effect that war has on young lives, and asks - what does coming home really mean? What is home? And when experience has shattered you into a million pieces, will home help to put you together again, or treat you as an ugly truth it does not want to confront?  

All four members of the cast for The Unreturning were part of the Ignition programme, now in it's tenth year, before they went on to train professionally and pursue acting careers. 

Book Tickets

Theatre Royal Plymouth

20 September - 6 October

Nuffield Southampton Theatre

9 October - 13 October

Everyman Theatre Liverpool

16 October - 20 October
0151 709 4776

Traverse Theatre Edinburgh

22 October - 27 October

The Old Rep, Birmingham

30 October - 2 November

Theatre Royal Stratford East

16 January - 2 February
020 8534 0310
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Curve, Leicester

11 February - 16 February
0116 242 3595
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Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea

20 February - 23 February
01792 60 20 60
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Oxford Playhouse

26 February - 1 March
01865 305305
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Written by: Anna Jordan
Director: Neil Bettles
Set and Projection Design: Andrzej Goulding
Sound Design: Pete Malkin
Lighting Design: Zoe Spurr
Associate Director: Jessica Williams
Costume Designer: Lily Arnold


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