My Children! My Africa!

Written by Athol Fugard
Directed by Debbie Seymour
Performed in The Carne Studio Theatre

Under the auspices of inspirational teacher Mr M, two young students, white Isabel and black Thami, meet across the apartheid divide to take part in a debating competition. Yet as Thami develops his own political consciousness, he is torn between respect for his mentor and an increasing impatience with non-violence and the slow pace of change in his country.

My Children! My Africa! is a stark reminder of the moral complexities that faced those dealing with the tensions and insecurity of apartheid South Africa. Following its premier in Johannesburg in 1989, My Children! My Africa! was performed at the National Theatre in 1990.

Mon 8 July – 7.45pm

Wed 10 July – 7.45pm

Thu 11 July – 2.15pm

Fri 12 July –  7.45pm

Sat 13 July – 2.15pm

Mon 15 July –  7.45pm

Tue 16 July – 2.15pm

Wed 17 July – 7.45pm

Priority booking opens on 24 April (by phone) and general booking on the 30 April.

You can book your tickets either online or by calling LAMDA's Box Office on 020 8834 0550 (Mon–Fri, 12–5pm).

Price: £14 (£7 concessions)* Group booking: £9 each for groups of ten or more.

*Concession tickets are available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, people over 65 or under 18 and those in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

You will need to provide proof of eligibility for these concessions when collecting your tickets. Please drop us an email to [email protected] if you have any queries about what to provide. Tickets are strictly non-refundable and can only be exchanged subject to availability and an exchange fee. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Collection 

Please collect your tickets from our Box Office at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. You can find our full Box Office Terms and Conditions below:

Box Office Terms and Conditions

Refund policy

Credit/debit card payments are non-refundable under any circumstances other than card payment errors.


For access information, please call our Box Office on 020 8834 0550 or email [email protected]

How to find LAMDA

155 Talgarth Road
W14 9DA

By Tube
The nearest tube station is Barons Court, which is served by the District and Piccadilly lines.

Assistant Director - Thea Tavener 

Designer - Mila Sanders

Thami - Samuel Adebayo

Mr M - Gilbert Kyem Jr

Isabel - Stephanie Payne

Studio Theatres Production Manager - Grace Hans

Technical Stage Managers - Ola Przytula & George Ruston

Deputy Stage Manager - Anielle Marimootoo

Production Sound Engineer - Franziska Lagemann