A bold new promenade production of the 17th century Restoration comedy The Rover, by the first female playwright Aphra Behn, will be presented at Hampton Court Palace. Press night is Monday 2 July at 7.30pm
Presented in conjunction with the Palace’s The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned exhibition, and with a cast of 28, the action in The Rover moves through the majestic Baroque apartments and gardens, drawing the audience into a world of beauty, sensuality and danger.
Hugely popular in its day, The Rover depicts a shocking world of unimaginable pleasures, sometimes bought at a terrible price.
Hampton Court Palace and Artluxe present
The Rover by Aprha Behn
Adapted for Hampton Court Palace by Amy Hodge
Directed by Amy Hodge
Designed by takis
Lighting Design by Lee Curran
Sound and Music by Tom Gibbons
Choreography by Raquel Meseguer
Associate Director Elgivia Field
Fight Director Bret Yount
Historical Consultant Professor Thomas Betteridge
Casting by Alison Chard
Chloe Pirrie, Clare Perkins, Beatriz Romilly, Daniel Weyman, Paul Albertson, Carl Prekopp, Nadia Cameron Blakey, David Ricardo-Pearce