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:

Nathalie Haley
2017, Phillippo/Ensemble
The Forum Studio Theatre
Elizabeth Palmer (Tomos)
2017, Actor playing Florinda (also supported Set Designer Megan Lucas with Set construction)
Holy Sepulchre Church
Ri Moodie
Ri Moodie
Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager
Alexander Ballinger
2017, Willmore
Gill M Jones
Gill M Jones
Actor
2017, Callis
Chaz Webb
Chaz Webb
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager
The Night Owl
Graeme Pugh
Graeme Pugh
Sound Technician
2017, Sound Operator
The Swan Theatre
Alex Roth
Alex Roth
Actor
2017, Frederick
Forum Studio Theatre, Chester
Jacob Lucy
Jacob Lucy
Set Designer
2016, Set Designer
Bute Theatre, RWCMD
Grace Maries
Grace Maries
Costume Maker (Assistant)
2016, Costume Assistant (Work Placement)
Emily Cully
Emily Cully
Actor
2016, Florinda (Lead)
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Sam Smith
Sam Smith
Technician
2016, Assistant Stage Manager
Bute Theatre
Sophie Warren
2016, Valeria
RWCMD
Milena Valentin
2016, Angellica Bianca
Ben Flohr
Ben Flohr
Actor
2016, Sancho/Boy
The Bute Theatre
Ffion Loynes
Ffion Loynes
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Technician
RWCMD Richard Burton Theatre
Anouk Mondini
Anouk Mondini
Costume Designer
2016, Costume Designer
George Keith Naylor
2016, Prince Antonio
The Bute Theatre
Leanne Fitchett
Leanne Fitchett
Costume Maker
2016, Casual 2nd assistant Costumier
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Rob Fletcher
Rob Fletcher
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Stage Manager
Bute Theatre