Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the Royal Court with a stunning new play
Suzan-Lori Parks makes her return to the Royal Court with a series of three short plays performed together. Directed by Jo Bonney, Father Comes Home From The Wars has already captivated audiences stateside – now it's our turn to get in on the action. 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. Audio-described performance: 8 October 2016, 2.30pm. Stagetext captioned performance: 11 October 2016, 7.30pm The Royal Court Theatre is internationally renowned for energetically cultivating undiscovered, new and established writers. Known as the writers’ theatre, it opened on 8 May 1956 under George Devine who aimed to challenge and stimulate British playwriting and theatre. In celebration of its 60th year, the Royal Court has curated an awesome programme of original theatre for 2016. "After decades in which Parks encouraged us to get lost in the holes of history, she’s playing where theatre began: with song, story, ritual and catharsis. Welcome back, Suzan-Lori." – Time Out New York "Thrilling. A masterpiece." – New York Magazine All ticket prices for Father Comes Home From The Wars are inclusive of any booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one account at the same time if you want to be seated together; you will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
"Extraordinary. The best new play I’ve seen all year."