Event location: The Royal Court Theatre. Ongoing event.
Seems like the worth of a colored 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.
"You know good and well that his Freedom-promise is only ever linked to something bad."
Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the Royal Court with Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), directed by Jo Bonney. Three short plays performed together.
"Thrilling. A masterpiece."
New York Magazine
"Extraordinary. The best new play I've seen all year."
New York Times
When Can I Go?
15 Sep - 22 Oct
How Does It Work?
You will receive an email confirmation after purchase. Please present on arrival.
Where do I go?
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
The Royal Court is directly adjacent to Sloane Square Underground Station.
Sloane Square is served by the District and Circle lines. Please check www.tfl.gov.uk for full travel updates and alerts.
The Royal Court is also a short walk from Victoria station. Walking directions can be found in the attachments on the left of this page.
Good To Know
PRESS NIGHT Thu 22 Sep, 7:00pm
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Sat 8 Oct, 2:30pm
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Tue 11 Oct, 7:30pm
Suitable For Children
Age guidance 14+
No refunds after purchase.