Master Harold’… and the boys
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Master Harold’… and the boys

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About the Show

A revival production of Athol Fugard's semi-autobiographical play set during the apartheid.

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Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
October 2nd, 2019

Lucian Msamati powers this elegantly powerful revival of Athol Fugard's apartheid-era drama... ‘Master Harold’ takes a while to rouse itself from its elegant torpor – but it does so, and powerfully.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 2nd, 2019

...the hallmarks of the evening are psychological complexity, compassion and a comic lightness of touch, indeed lightness of step...it’s absolutely spellbinding...'
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The London Evening Standard
October 2nd, 2019

Weise’s taut revival shows it to be an economical, passionate piece of writing, if overly pregnant with symbolism and charged language...shows Msamati and Animashaun at the top or their serio-comic game...'
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London Theatre
October 8th, 2019

...complex stories and emotions are held in a stunningly calibrated balance by rising star director Roy Alexander Weise. The production may be a slow-burn initially, but it ignites with an overpowering power that is shattering.'
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WhatsOnStage
October 2nd, 2019

Lucian Msamati...is such a wonderful actor, really one of our very best, and he is magnificent here... One of the many extraordinary qualities of the play is how brutally honest Fugard is...'
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The Guardian (UK)
October 2nd, 2019

It reaches a terrific climax but the journey there is somewhat laborious...I still found myself wishing that Fugard’s self-flagellating play told us less about Master Harold and more about the “boys”.'
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The Arts Desk
October 2nd, 2019

Timelessly moving. Athol Fugard's 1982 self-exorcism is searingly revived...The ever-astonishing Lucian Msamati gives one of the year's best performances.'
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The Stage (UK)
October 2nd, 2019

A star turn from Lucian Msamati...Fugard’s mastery of structure becomes very clear, as does the reason behind Weise’s decision to sit back and let the words do the work.'
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