Set in 1950s South Africa, it premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in 1982 before transferring to Broadway. Tony Award-winning playwright Athold Fugard drew closely on his own experiences to shape the story. The titular 'Harold' refers to Fugard's birth name and his childhood the details of the play. Originally banned in South Africa, it was the first of his works to premiere in America..
Exploring the uncomfortable dynamic of servitude and the way in which ingrained racisim plays out, the play explores the relationship between a young man and his family's employees. Sam and Willie have always been friends to Hally all his life. But now he is seventeen and back from school, Hally has become 'Master Harold' and his former mentors are caught between subservience and genuine intimacy.
Lucian Msamati returns to the National Theatre after dazzling in Amadeus to star as Sam, while and Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles) plays Willie.
Public booking for Master Harold and the boys at the National Theatre opens at 8:30am on Friday 3 May
|What||Master Harold and the boys, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
21 Sep 19 – 26 Oct 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£15 - £84|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|