Photo (Lucian Msamati and Hammed Animashaun) by Sebastian Nevols
Roy Alexander Weise (Nine Night) directs Lucian Msamati (Amadeus) and Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles) as Sam and Willie.
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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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Previews 21 - 27 September
£67, £47 - £15
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£84, £64, £55, £45, £32, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£88, £68, £59, £49, £34, £18
Sam - Hammed Animashaun
Willie - Lucian Msamati
Author: Athol Fugard
Director: Roy Alexander Weise
Designer: Rajha Shakiry
Lighting: Paule Constable
Movement: Shelley Maxwell