Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
IN A BRITISH northern coastal town, three young men are coming home from war, their interwoven stories are the basis for a new play, The Unreturning.
Set at different times over the last 100 years, this compelling play is by Anna Jordan who won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2013 for Yen at the Royal Court Theatre.
Originally a Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal, Plymouth, production, the drama’s cast is Joe Layton (Frankie), Jared Garfield (George), Jonnie Riordan (Nat) and Kieton Saunders-Browne (Finn).
Directed by Neil Bettles, who is 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?
Audiences are warned the production has themes of war and loss, with loud bangs, strong language and flashing lights throughout.