By Aphra Behn
Directed by Rebecca Murphy
“There is no Sinner like a young Saint…”
Two sisters throw themselves into the chaotic streets of Naples during Carnival. One in search of her forbidden true love, the other in search of a good time! As their paths cross with a band of exiled English Cavaliers, Europe’s most famous Courtesan and a host of colourful characters we are taken on a thrilling yet dangerous ride full of music, revelry, and masquerades.
From the pen of England’s first female professional playwright (and sometimes spy), comes a play that scandalized 17th century audiences and continues to ask bold questions about freedom, anonymity, class, and sexual politics.
*Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment; click here for more information
Group Bookings (8+): $28
School Groups: $25 (1 free for teacher/s per 10 tickets. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise your booking)
**Concessions are for full-time students, pensioners, health care card holders, MEAA card holders, and current financial members of Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Inc. Concession patrons must present their concession ID/card to the Box Office.
QSE is an affiliate of the Companion Card program. Please email email@example.com to make use of the program when booking tickets.
VENUE & PARKING
Click here for the official Roma Street Parkland map and Conditions of Entry.
The audience is seated onstage in the performance area, which is under cover. In the rare event of exceptionally heavy rain and/or high winds, the show may be cancelled – in this case, patrons will be contacted and exchanges will be arranged by QSE’s Front of House team.
Parking: There are 200 car parks within the Roma Street Parkland grounds and a further 2,000 in close proximity. A 4-hour limit applies to bays on Parkland Boulevard from 6am-9pm.
Disability parking bays are located near The Lookout, at College Close carpark, on Parkland Boulevard on the lower level opposite Queensland Railway Platform 10.
We are happy to be providing a Portable Lifting Platform for our season of The Rover.
- The platform can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters that fit within its dimensions (see below) and if the combined weight of scooter and passenger do not exceed the safe working load of 250kg
- A trained member of our team will be available to assist patrons in using the lift
- We will have the lift available for all performances
- As the lift is designed for wheelchair use, we will have a spare wheelchair available to allow you to use the lift safely
- Please note we may not be able to use the lift in cases of wet weather
Meg Bennett….. Diego, Callis
Milan Bjelajac….. Belvile
Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn….. Hellena
Matt Gaffney….. Don Antonio, Philippo
Liliana Macarone….. Moretta
Julie Martin….. Lucetta, Stephano, Officer
Emily Potts….. Florinda
Dudley Powell….. Willmore
Rob Pensalfini….. Don Pedro
Rebekah Schmidt….. Angellica Bianca
Angus Thorburn….. Blunt
Willem Whitfield….. Frederick
Director: Rebecca Murphy
Assistant Director: Ellen Hardisty
Production Manager: Kylii Davies
Stage Manager: Loretta Donelly
Assistant Stage Manager: Mikala Crawley
Fight Director: Jason McKell
Music Director: Liliana Macarone
Costume Designer: Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn
Lighting Designer: B’Ellana Hill
This production includes sword fights, physical assault, and language of its time. All moments of threat and violence have been choreographed as part of a rigorous and respectful rehearsal process.
Should you have any questions regarding the content of this show we encourage you to firstname.lastname@example.org
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