The Unreturning

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This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series

From: Feb. 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
To: Feb. 23, 2019, 7:20 p.m.
Location: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

A Frantic Assembly & Theatre Royal Plymouth Production:
'The Unreturning'
A new play by Anna Jordan

I want to return to my home. I want a hero’s welcome: fanfares and brass bands and sausage rolls and jaeger bombs. I want to lie under the skylight on my mum’s bed and watch clouds. I want to go out in my hometown, drink and dance and shout for no reason! I want to sing in the streets and puke in the gutter and they will never know. None of them will ever know what I...

Can beginnings be made out of endings? In a British northern coastal town, three young men are coming home. In 1918 George returns from the Western Front. In 2013 Frankie is back from his final tour of Afghanistan. And some time in the not-too-distant future Nat returns from an overseas refugee camp to what was his hometown. Their stories 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.

Running time: 1hr 40mins (No interval)
Recommended Age: 14+ Contains very strong language and themes of war and loss.*

Thursday 21 February 7.30pm
Friday 22 February 1pm (schools matinee) & 7.30pm
Saturday 23 February 7.30pm

*If you would like any further information about the content of this performance please call or email a member of staff: 01792 60 20 60 |

Contact: Nia Mills (Email: - Telephone: 01792602429



Event created by: f.a.verger