UK Arts International

Paul Grootboom presents


2015 Onwards

Middle scale

Foreplay is a modern day version of Scnitzler’s late 19th Century classic – told here with a South African twist.

Like La Ronde (or Reigen) Foreplay explores a variety of sexual relationships, the power struggles within them and the attitudes of the people involved in them.

Through the ten different scenarios that are presented, all aspects of society are exposed, from a fake soldier having sex with a prostitute, to a preacher seducing a 16 year old schoolgirl ……right through to a married couple uniting together, with a slice of political scandal thrown into the mix.

Six actors take on the ten roles in the play, connecting one character to another until the circle is completed at the end. 

“Its brilliant use of music, its controlled messiness and the directness of the acting.” The Guardian

“Earthy, unpretentious spirit and fiercely committed performances.” Timeout

This is an adults only production and is not suitable for under 16s


If you would like to book Foreplay please contact Nat Jones

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