What’s On

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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.

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