'Master Harold'... and the boys Tickets

About 'Master Harold'... and the boys

Athol Fugard’s semi-autobiographical play about the relationship between Apartheid and ballroom dancing steps into the National Theatre as part of the latest season. Exploring the nature of friendship in complicated political climates, ‘Master Harold... and the boys’ also asks how people can be capable to hurt those they love.

WHO’S IN IT?: ‘MASTER HAROLD... AND THE BOYS’ CAST

The cast of ‘Master Harold... and the boys’ stars Anson Boon as Hally, Lucian Msamati as Sam and Hammed Animashaun as Willie.

What's the story?

Set in 1950s Apartheid-era South Africa at a tea room, employees Sam and Willy rehearse for the finals of their ballroom dancing championship that’s coming up. When ‘Master Harold’, a young boy named Hally arrives home from school, the trio engage in conversation that’s seemingly abnormal to live under Apartheid. Exploring unexpected friendships made during an era of contentious politics, Master Harold... and the boys tackles politics and society in South Africa.  

Please note: As part of depicting the experience of 1950s apartheid South Africa, at times characters in the play use language which is racially offensive.

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'Master Harold'... and the boys Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Please note: As part of depicting the experience of 1950s apartheid South Africa, at times characters in the play use language which is racially offensive.

Lyttelton Theatre, National

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Where is 'Master Harold'... and the boys?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

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