Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).
Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.
However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.
Closed 17 Dec 2019
Photo (Lucian Msamati and Hammed Animashaun) by Sebastian Nevols
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.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Roy Alexander Weise (Nine Night) directs Lucian Msamati (Amadeus) and Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles) as Sam and Willie.
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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