4Play revolves around four thirty-something women - Nox, Noma, Amira and Danny - from contemporary Johannesburg.
These ladies are different in character, social and economic status, but they are all after one thing: Love. Lots of it. Deep. Fulfilling. Love.
Noma, the salon owner and single mother is often the voice of wisdom in the group. Nox, a wealthy and successful socialite is plagued by marital woes and is dealing with her HIV positive status.
Danny, the trendy image consultant and self-confessed commitment-phobe, enjoys living it up and frolicking in between the sheets with a host of hunks.
Amira, the youngest of the four, is an aspiring musician plagued by an insecurity that threatens her dreams.
The show follows their friendship and how they navigate their lives together, in particular their quest for true love. The four women embark on their own colourful journeys, never afraid to experiment or explore to impress the opposite sex.
The drama unfolds when the women encounter the treacherous and sometimes extreme paths of relationships in each episode.
4Play comes with a warning that no one's laundry is too dirty to air.
Noma Mkhize (played by Portia Gumede)
Noma is a curvaceous 35-year-old hairstylist and the heart of the group. Sassy and a straight–talker, she regularly provides a shoulder to cry on for all of her clients and friends.
Noma can always be counted on to give them her honest opinion about their endless relationship woes even if they don’t want to hear it.
Raising a teenage son on her own while running a business and being an amateur therapist leaves little time for romance for Noma, so she figures she doesn’t need it. But Cupid may have other plans in store for her.
Will she run from it or embrace it with wild abandon?
Nox Madondo (played by Kgomotso Christopher)
A handsome husband, two well-behaved children, a gorgeous home and a body to die for - Nox has it all. But why is she still so unhappy?
Stylish, brainy and sexy, this 32-year-old revels in the luxuries of life and is rarely seen without makeup and designer clothing.
Money can’t buy everything, and certainly not a straying spouse’s fidelity, or the children’s love and definitely not happiness as Nox discovers over the course of the series.
When a quest of self-discovery and appreciation beckons, will she go for it?
Amira Mokoena (played by Mbali Maphumulo)
Whimsical songwriter, Amira, lives in a fantasy world where Prince Charming is every guy she meets. A huge people person, 30-year-old Amira is loved by everyone, despite her fanciful notions and even her mother, who wishes her daughter would find a purpose in life, can’t stay mad at her for too long.
Seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses leaves Amira vulnerable to the cruelty of the men she quickly and frequently falls for.
When her latest fairytale romance turns into her worst nightmare, will this princess be able to deal with reality and grow up?
Danny Gibson (played by Tiffany Jones)
Image consultant to the stars, Danny is an expert at turning plain Janes into dazzling Julias and works the Jozi party circuit like a pro. A fun, fearless trendsetter, she’s also extraordinarily good at luring hunky men into her bed.
As a money-loving, business-savvy 32-year-old, Danny thinks relationships are a waste of time. Behind that seductive socialite facade, though, is a lonely woman with no real emotional connections.
As the latest addition to the quartet, will Danny find that friendship and love can be as equally gratifying as hot, meaningless sex?
(See cast below for other characters, with links to their Actor Profiles)
Quincy Fynn ... Clarence
Siyabonga Nxaba ... Xolani
Donna Ngwenya ... Welile
Annabel Linder ... Mrs Rosenberg
Laila Petersen ... Instructor
Tshepo Ntsana ... Jackson
Farieda Metsileng ... Lindiwe
Cecilia Modisane ... Joycelyn
Grant Japtha ... Shy Guy
Bea Theron ... Boho Chick
Lindy Munonde ... Sexy Woman
Grace Bapela ... Aunty Joyce
Kabelo Tai ... Dumisani
Simo Magwaza ... Humphrey
Lerato Kganyago ... Chichi
Jabu Radebe ... Producer
Thuli Mchunu ... Shop Assistant
Ishmael ... Jozi
Da L.E.S. ... Jozi
Alex Radnitz ... Peter
Sanelisiwe Jobodwana ... Salon Client #1
Mpho Sibeko ... Azwi
Peter Philip ... Lebohang
Hayley Francke ... Teen Girl #1
Mojaki Molelwa ... Teen Girl #2
Kate Lennon ... Pretty Teen
Andisiwe Sondiga ... Cool Teen #3
Zinzi Msebe ... Restaurant Owner
Simphiwe Khumalo ... Pianist
Eugene Khumbanyiwa ... Moeke
Ayanda Mbatyazwa ... Sobbing Client
Adri Peters ... Rosemary
Gretha Brazelle ... Sophie
Antonio Lyons ... George
Corine Broomberg ... Society Matron
Chuma Bovu ... Bernard
Amy McBride ... Tanya
Mvuso Mthimkhulu ... Fistos
Lizwi Vilakazi ... Howie
Cynthia Phukuntsi ... Receptionist
Simphiwe Ngcobo ... Delivery Man
Sokhulu Mthiyane ... Gideon
Bonginkosi Shibe ... Kabelo
Nobuntu Siyephu ... Sofie
Thomas Hall ... Douglas
Stanley Zwane ... Driver
Gift Motaung ... Buddy
Vanessa Nyanga ... Jackie
Jessica de Lima ... Jessica
Nicole Abel ... Jane
Collin Pheko ... Lebo
Getmore Sithole ... Doctor
Charmaine Weir-Smith ... Barbara
Monnye Kunupi ... Insurance Doctor
Nhlanhla Mdlalose ... Waiter