Plays Directory : The Rover

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Aphra Behn
  • Overview
    The Rover follows the story of a handsome yet philandering cavalier by the name of Willmore. He has arrived in an english colony in Spain, with his friends Belvile and Frederick, who are exiled from England under Cromwell's rule. It is Carnival time, and the eldest of three sisters, Floinda, is in love with Belvile. However, she and her sisters Valeria and Helena are banned from going to through the streets at this time of the year. Helena is to be forced to become a nun, by her father (an unsuitable life for a high spirited girl) and Florinda is being made to marry a man she does not love (Don Antonio) by her brother Don Pedro. Valeria hatches a plan for them to escape the confines of their fathers house by dressing as boys.

    Meanwhile, Don Antonio and Don Pedro fall out over the charms of the courtesan, Angelica, who is demanding a hefty sum for her services. To add insult to injury, she is then seduced by the handsome and flamboyant Willmore and gives him her services gratis. Belvile and Florinda arrange a meeting at her garden gate, but when Willmore arrives, drunken, the lovers are discovered and Belvile is arrested.

    The girl's disguises are revealed, Willmore falls for Helena, Valeria falls for frederick, a duel is fought, and to cut it short, all ends well for the lovers.

    The Rover is a very amusing and poignant restoration play of love and deception. It is also an early feminist play, and all of the female roles are substantial and feisty. The women in the play take charge of their own destinies, and all ends well for them.

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6 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Élodie Pasqualini
2019, Hellena
Rose Bruford College
Carys Eaton
Carys Eaton
Stage Manager
2018, Stage Manager
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Pauline Jonniaux
2018, Angelica
Central
Carrie-Ann Simmonds
2018, Callis
The Marlowe Kit
Charlie Sturgeon
2018, Gunther/Sebastian/Sergeant
Webber Douglas Studio
Carrie-Ann Simmonds
2018, Direct Stage Manager
The Marlowe Theatre
George Rennie
2018, Frederick
Webber Douglas Studio, RCSSD
Isio Mena
Isio Mena
Actor
2018, Valeria
Webber Douglas Theatre
Emily Waters
Emily Waters
Actor
2018, Florinda
Liam Kinahan
Liam Kinahan
Actor
2018, Stephano
Ryerson School of Performance
Michael Howlett
2018, Belville
Shannon Gibson Durr
Shannon Gibson Durr
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, DSM
Webber Studio
Marc Bosch
Marc Bosch
Actor
2018, Antonio
Embassy Theater
Lydia Gard
Lydia Gard
Actor
2018, Florinda
Madeleine Young
Madeleine Young
Scenic Artist
2018, Scenic Artist
Phoebe Rhodes
2017, Angellica Bianca
Villiers House, University of West London
Amy Griffin
Amy Griffin
Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager
The Swan Theatre
Kimberley Lasi
2017, Blunt
The Forum Studio Theatre
Alexander Montagu
Alexander Montagu
Child Actor
2017, Don Antonio
Chester Theatre
Chris Jack
Chris Jack
Actor
2017, Sancho / Sebastian
Swan Theatre