Father Comes Home From The Wars

Father Comes Home From The Wars Tickets

Royal Court Theatre
West End

“Seems like the worth of a coloured man, once he’s made free, is less than his worth when he’s a slave”

West Texas, 1862. Hero, a slave, is promised his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy against the Union. In a nation at war with itself, he must work against those striving to abolish slavery.

The family he leaves behind debates whether to escape or await his return, and they fear that, for Hero, freedom is an empty promise that may come at a great cost.

Pulitzer Prize winner, Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the Royal Court with Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), directed by Jo Bonney.

This trilogy of short plays premiered at the Public Theatre in New York. They are the first three of nine short plays that will follow one African-American family through generations up to the present day.

Age Restrictions: 
Suzan-Lori Park
Jo Bonney
Father Comes Home From The Wars Schedule
Previews from: 
Thursday, 15 September, 2016
Opening date: 
Thursday, 22 September, 2016
Available from: 
Friday, 14 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 22 October, 2016
Saturday, 22 October, 2016
Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
Nearest tube:
Sloane Square

Latest Father Comes Home From The Wars News & Features

Monday, August 15, 2016
Top London Theatre Drama this September

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.

Our Review

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

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