THE impact of returning from war for young men is to be explored by one of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies, as Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning visits The Everyman for four nights from October 16-20.
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, sometime in the not-toodistant future, Nat returns from an overseas refugee camp. Through Frantic Assembly’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?
A new play by Bruntwood prizewinning writer Anna Jordan, The Unreturning is directed by Neil Bettles and showcases movement by actors from the theatre company’s Ignition programme.
Anna Jordan, creator of The Unreturning, said: “We were interested in exploring how it feels to come home after a transformative experience; particularly through the eyes of a young man.”
For tickets and more information, go to www. everymanplayhouse. com/whats-on or call the Box Office on 0151 709 4776. SATURDAY, October 13: Talk by Chis Hughes – Six National Parks of the Western USA. The Southport Lecture Society has a full and varied programme of fortnightly talks through the Autumn and Spring at the Friends Meeting House, Court Road, Southport PR9 9ER. All are welcome to join the informal meeting starting 7.30 pm (doors open at 7pm), with the aim to finish no later than 9pm. For more, go to www.southport lecturesociety.btck.co.uk
THE Ormskirk National Trust supporters’ group social event is to be held at O’Brien’s Tea Rooms (opp Morrison’s store) on Friday, October 19 and is an entertaining evening testing your skills at antique dealing – the title, Curious and Curiouser, gives a clue to what is involved. The cost, including a light buffet meal, is £13 and further details can be had from Pat Dixon on 01257 464 440.
FOLLOWING their recent successful commemorative tour to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Liverpool Crosby and Southport, members of the Southport Model Railway Society will be hearing a talk on the railway itself, given by the secretary, Jim Ford, on Tuesday, October 16, at the clubroom, 57a, Portland Street, at 19.45.
There will be a nominal charge of £3 per person for members of the public who wish to attend, which includes tea or coffee and “posh” chocolate biscuits. If you wish to attend, email drjimford@btinternet. com to book ahead.
CUERDEN Valley Park events:
Sunday, October 14, 10am to 3pm – Conservation Volunteers. Feel free to join the group and come along to help the Rangers. Don’t forget suitable footwear, gloves and packed lunch. Anyone over 13 welcome (under-16s accompanied by an adult). Meet at Visitor Centre.
Sunday, October 14, 2pm-4pm – Wildlife Watch Group: Acorns & Spinning Jennies. Nature-related fun activities for children age 8-13 (£2). Meet at the barn.