'Master Harold'...and the boys

'Master Harold'...and the boys

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 play explores the nature of friendship, and the ways people can hurt even those they love.

A production from National Theatre.

'Master Harold'...and the boys