The Unreturning

The Unreturning

Theatre Royal Stratford East · 16 JAN - 02 FEB

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Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth present THE UNRETURNING written by Anna Jordan and directed by Neil Bettles.


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?

This production celebrates the 10th anniversary of Frantic Assembly’s Ignition training programme, of which Theatre Royal Stratford East has previously been a partner.

Critic reviews

Frantic Assembly stages Anna Jordan’s war play with trademark flair and style

The Stage

Anna Jordan’s four-hander for Frantic Assembly, unfolding across time to tell parallel war stories, is performed with heart and focus

The Guardian

Date & time

Opening 16 Jan
Wed 16 Jan - Sat 2 Feb, 2.30 & 7.30pm


Theatre Royal Stratford East
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN London, UK · Get Directions
£10 - £32

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