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'Master Harold'...and the Boys

'Master Harold'...and the Boys

Synopsis

1950. Apartheid South Africa.

St George's Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth, 1950. On a long rainy afternoon, employees Sam and Willie practise 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.

 

Event details

Sat 9 Nov 2019, 2:15pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

National Theatre
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

Phone: 020 7452 3000

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