UK Arts International

Paul Grootboom presents

Welcome to Rocksburg

2013 Onwards

Middle scale

“Breaking boundaries and on track to becoming a theatrical masterpiece”  - Tonight Newspaper SA

Welcome to Rocksburg is a story about a cash-in-transit heist – of the criminals who carry it out, the cops who investigate them and the community they all live in.

It is an original South African “action play”, based on a fictional Township comic book / graphic novel still to be written!

The play is told in the tradition of many Hollywood action movies alongside some stylised theatrical mechanisms. With a powerful “Beauty and the Beast” story at its core, the play’s main protagonist is a facially disfigured young man from the township. He has no skills – just his bare hands, which he uses for fighting.

When he falls in love for the first time it just so happens to be with the girlfriend of a notorious township thug. Only by entering a life of crime can he make amends for this relationship, but he soon finds himself caught up in a cat and mouse game between the criminal underworld and a corrupt police force. Who will prevail?


If you would like to book Welcome to Rocksburg please contact Nat Jones

 



To see Tour Dates for all of our productions please click here

 

To view our e-brochure for Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom please click here