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The Unreturning

The Unreturning
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Performed with heart and focus... it is fluid, brooding and intense. ★★★★
The Guardian


    Written byAnna Jordan
    Start date24 Oct 2018
    End date27 Oct 2018
  • TicketsFull price £17 / Standard concession £14 / Under 30s/Student £12.50 / Other concession £9

    Scottish Premiere
    A Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth production

    I want to return to my home.

    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 by Anna Jordan (Yen, Royal Court Theatre, Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013).

    Directed by Neil Bettles (Associate Director of Frantic Assembly) and featuring Frantic’s celebrated physicality, 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? / @franticassembly

    Dates & times
    WED 24 – SAT 27 OCT, 7.30PM

    Full price £17
    Standard concession £14
    Under 30s / Student £12.50
    Other concession £9

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Age recommendation

    Running time
    1 hour 40 mins (no interval)

    • Neil Bettles

    • Lily Arnold

      Costume Designer
    • Andrzej Goulding

      Set & Video Designer
    • Pete Malkin

      Sound Designer
    • Zoe Spurr

      Lighting Designer
    • Jared Garfield, Joe Layton, Jonnie Riordan, Kieton Saunders-Browne

    • Performed with heart and focus... it is fluid, brooding and intense. ★★★★
      The Guardian
    • Innovating and captivating... it's a feast for the eyes and the heart. ★★★★★
      Broadway World
    • A truly remarkable show... Expertly crafted theatre. ★★★★★
      The Reviews Hub
    • Oozes prestige like a flagship BBC drama.
      The Stage
    • Frantic Assembly stages Anna Jordan’s play of men and war with trademark flair and style.
      The Stage
    • Frantic Assembly has done it again... mesmerising.
      British Theatre Guide

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