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Rovers is a delightful and modern comedy-drama that has audiences laughing, crying and celebrating the grit and daring of Australia’s trailblazing women. Woven from true stories and wild machinations, this is a fast-paced & poetic night at the theatre that everyone will love.

If you’ve ever faced a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, had to keep a family secret or said yes to a crazy dare in a bar, then this funny, heart-warming and crackling ode to Australia, and the tough women she breeds, will be just your cup of tea.

Intrepid performers Roxanne McDonald and Barbara Lowing get behind the wheel and navigate audiences into risky terrain, journeying through the heart-lines of their lives and into the hilarious misadventures of the women who made them who they are today.

Join us for an epic adventure with two of Australia’s finest actors.

Written by Katherine Lyall-Watson | Directed by Caroline Dunphy

“I remain gobsmacked, with lingering scenes, words and music still rattling around my brain. I want to witness it all over again!” - Australian Stage

Rovers was developed with the support of NORPA and premiered at NORPA on 17 August 2018.

 

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Belloo Creative and Critical Stages

This show was originally handpicked to be in the FAC 2020 Season and has been rescheduled to 2021.

 Thanks to our partners

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Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe video and changes outlined in full detail here.

 

Two course set pre-show dining packages are available throughout the year on selected shows.

Dinner package includes a set main and dessert meal at $55.00 per person.

Menu will be provided closer to the event.

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Detailed Warnings for Teachers

Moderate language and adult content, ages 15+

 

Subject Links

Drama and Theatre Studies

English

Australian Feminist and Indigenous history

 

Rovers is a delightful and modern comedy-drama that has audiences celebrating the grit and daring of Australia’s trailblazing women.


Information for Educators           

Rovers journeys through the heart-lines of their lives and into the hilarious misadventures of the women who made them who they are today.

Students can:

ENJOY exploring stories of Australian women from history including into little known stories of Women Bushrangers.

ENGAGE in true stories and wild machinations, in a fast-paced and diversely told story.

RESPOND to the skill of the two performers in delivering a multi-faceted performance, which uses storytelling, physical performance and comedy. Students can then explore how they use their own stories to develop a performance and share their own adventures in a theatrical manner.

 

Extension Opportunities

An Education Resource Kit is available for this performance.

There is a Post-Show Q&A after the performance.

 

Recommeded for ages 14+.

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