Father Comes Home From The Wars (1,2&3)

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



Suitable For Children

Age guidance 14+

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.