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Casting announced for Royal Court's Torn and Father Comes Home From The Wars

Tom Bateman and Lorna Brown are among the stars of the productions

Lorna Brown, Tom Bateman and Kirsty Bushell
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Casting has been announced for two productions at the Royal Court: Torn and Father Comes Home from the Wars.

The cast of Torn will feature Franc Ashman as 2nd Twin alongside Lorna Brown who plays Aunty L and Kirsty Bushell as Aunty J. The play is about a family marred by secrets, where the youngest of the family, Angel, calls a family meeting to sort it out.

Roger Griffiths, James Hillier, Osy Ikhile, Adelle Leonce, Indra Ové and Jamel Westman complete the cast. The play, written by Nathaniel Martello-White, will be directed by Richard Twyman.

Father Comes Home From The Wars will see Tom Bateman play Smith, Jimmy Akingbola as Homer and and Dex Lee as Fourth/Odyssey Dog. The three-part play is about slavery in the US and how it influenced the African-American experience.

The cast is completed by Sibusiso Mamba, Nadine Marshall, Sarah Niles, Jason Pennycooke, John Stahl, Steve Toussaint and Leo Wringer.

The play is written by Suzan-Lori Parks and will be directed by Jo Bonney.

Torn runs at the Royal Court from 7 September until 15 October. Father Comes Home from the Wars will run from 15 September until 22 October.

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