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After a critically-acclaimed run in New York, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 &3) arrives in London’s West End.

A play in three parts, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 &3) tells the story of a slave named Hero who joins the Confederate Army in exchange for his freedom. As Hero fights alongside his master and against those seeking to abolish slavery, his family argues over whether to wait for his return or flee, fearing that freedom may come at too great a cost.

Written by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 &3) took New York by storm when it opened in 2014. The first instalment in what will be a nine-play saga, this astounding work draws on the structure of Homer’s The Odyssey to tell a thrilling story about freedom and duty. Shifting faultlessly from harsh realism and playful wit to breathtaking verse, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 &3) is already being hailed as Parks’ masterpiece.

Playing at the Royal Court Theatre for just over five weeks, book your tickets today.

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

2 reviews
Gripping... totally compelling. Suzan-Lori Parks’s three-part play is epic in every sense
29 Sep 2016
[Suzan-Lori Parks] thrillingly leads the charge for a new kind of “historical” drama.
29 Sep 2016

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

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21 Oct 2016

Just brilliant. The cast are amazing! Really amazing account of the civil war and reclaimed the narrative.

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21 Oct 2016

Went to see Father Comes Home From The Wars (1,2&3) last night at the Royal Court. The 3 hours went unnoticed as my wife and I submerged ourselves in some amazing dialogue delivered by a fantastic troupe of actors. Every actor delivered their role in the most believable fashion. Homer and the dog stole the show though. Great night.

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21 Oct 2016

What a fabulous play. Really enjoyable play with tnought provoking interludes too. Loved it

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16 Oct 2016

Brilliant play. It has so much relevance in our modern lives. It shows one how difficult it is to detach oneself from the world we are used to.

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16 Oct 2016

It was a fab play, the acting was so on point, a standing ovation was a must. Really hit home on certain issues. It is definitely a must see, you would be a fool to miss it. Prepare yourself though, it's a 3 hour production.



Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

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PRESS NIGHT Thu 22 Sep, 7:00pm



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Suitable For Children

Age guidance 14+

When Can I Go

15 Sep - 22 Oct

Where Do I Go

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

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