With summer now firmly upon us and many theatrical eyes looking north to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to provide top drama, September brings with it not only its usual back-to-school vibe but also a whole host of exciting new plays to London's West End and beyond. Whilst musicals have been the focus of much of 2016, London is gearing up to welcome a number of excellent plays that are bound to suit a wide variety of tastes.
The title Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3) is slightly cumbersome, but the play it contains is meaty and mighty and indicates that this trilogy is part of a wider scheme. Its playwright Suzan-Lori Parks -- who won a Pulitzer for her 2001 play Topdog/Underdog that also received its UK premiere at the Royal Court -- is planning on adding to it. Meanwhile there's plenty to chew... Read more