The Rover

Aphra Behn

An anarchic restoration comedy rich with seduction, intrigue and danger

Passion. Heat. Sex…

Amid the fast and furious world of the South American carnival, three wandering cavaliers roam in exile whilst three women looking for love and fighting for a little freedom explore this vibrant, frenzied, dizzying world. The Rover played in the Swan Theatre in a fusion of sights and sounds, whirling music, cultural tension, dubious romance and dilapidated beauty .

Aphra Behn was England’s first female professional playwright and a strong voice in early feminism. Loveday Ingram directed this masterpiece of Restoration comedy.