The classic 1677 battle of the sexes, by the first professional woman playwright, Aphra Behn.
Lost in a maze of masquerade and revelry, a ratbaggy gang of exiled cavaliers plunge into the steamy depths of Naples at carnival time. They’re led by Willmore, a seventeenth-century playboy who’s been round the block a few times and survives by his wit and exuberance. But then he meets a young woman who has the guile to expose the Rover’s true self. He’s almost prepared to fall head over heels for her. But she’s a nun. And there’s the most beautiful woman in Europe on the same street…
I want to do something wild and high-energy. And this is a sexy, dangerous play. Its honesty about the battle between men and women for power is striking given it is over three and a half centuries old. And also, what a treat to have Toby Schmitz back at Belvoir as the Rover himself. – Eamon
Warning: This production contains partial nudity, smoking, strobe effects, coarse language, adult themes and sexual references. Please contact our Box Office on (02) 9699 3444 if you require further information.
The Rover is supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation
Andre de Vanny
Writer Aphra Behn
Director Eamon Flack
Set & Costume Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
Dramaturg Charlotte Bradley
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Movement Director Scott Witt
Associate Designer Chloe Greaves
Personal Assistant & Access Support Worker Kerry Stamell
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Jennifer Parsonage
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|Subscriber Discount Rate||$67|
|Seniors*/Industry**/Groups (10 or more)||$62|
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards.
** Industry prices are available to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
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Some of our productions at Belvoir may contain strong language, smoking, nudity, violence, strobe lighting, haze or other things you may find confronting or uncomfortable. If you are concerned about any of these please ask our Box Office staff about content when booking.
an enjoyably frolicsome and flirtatious nightSydney Morning Herald | Jason Blake
…a laugh a minute, and there’s plenty of swashbuckling (by both men and women) and physical comedy to be had. Well worth checking outAngus McPherson | Limelight
Director Eamon Flack and his flawlessly cast company of actors have found comedy just about everywhereBen Neutze | Daily Review
This rollicking production of Aphra Behn’s great Restoration comedy The Rover, directed by Eamon Flack, is enormous fun.John McCallum | The Australian
guaranteed to give you a good timeCassie Tongue | Time Out Sydney
It is a remarkable cast, unrelenting with their extraordinary exuberance and skillSuzy Wrong | Suzy Goes See