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'Master Harold’… and the boys

by Athol Fugard

From 21 September
Running Time: tbc

'Master Harold’… and the boys

1950. Apartheid South Africa.

St George's Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth, 1950. On a long rainy afternoon, employees Sam and Willie practice their steps for the finals of the ballroom dancing championship.

Hally arrives from school to hide out in his parents’ tea room. These two men have been unlikely best friends to Hally his whole life. But it is apartheid era South Africa: he’s Master Harold, and they are the boys.

Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard’s semi-autobiographical and blistering masterwork explores the nature of friendship, and the ways people are capable of hurting even those they love.

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Roy Alexander Weise (Nine Night) directs Lucian Msamati (Amadeus) and Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles) in Athol Fugard's blistering masterpiece.

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Master Harold... and the Boys ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£86, £66, £57, £46, £32, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£89, £69, £60, £52, £35, £18
Previews 15 - 18 October
*£69, £49 - £15

Access performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 1 November, 7:30 pm
Sat 2 November, 2:15 pm, preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Tue 29 October, 2:15 pm
Sat 9 November, 2:15 pm
Sat 16 November, 2:15 pm

 

*Some of the best seats in the house are premium priced. They help to ensure we can continue to offer low price seats for all our productions; the National Theatre is a charity and only 17% government-funded. This year nearly 30% of our tickets are available for £20 or less.

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Photography (Lucian Msamati and Hammed Animashaun) by Sebastian Nevols

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