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Winter Escape Season


Belloo Creative and Critical Stages Touring | Winter Escape Season


Written by Katherine Lyall-Watson | Directed by Caroline Dunphy

Rovers is a delightful and modern comedy-drama that has audiences laughing, crying, and celebrating the imagination and heart 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 daring 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, fun-loving misadventures of the women who made them who they are today.

Join us for an entertaining and heartfelt adventure with two of Australia’s finest actors.

Contains use of smoke / haze.


  • Writer Katherine Lyall-Watson
  • Director Caroline Dunphy
  • Starring Roxanne McDonald and Barbara Lowing
  • Vocal Artist Kirk Page
  • Composer & Sound Designer Dane Alexander
  • Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham
  • Set Designer Jonathan Shankey & Caroline Dunphy
  • Costume Design Oscar Hannah Clark
  • Cultural Consultant Nadine McDonald-Dowd
  • Dramaturg Kathryn Kelly
  • Producer Danielle Shankey
  • Sound Design Intern Isabella Hall
  • Videography & Performance Joel Kishinevsky & Michael Tuahine
  • Technical Manager & Projection Designer Jeremy Gordon
  • Community Engagement Emily Coleman
  • Image Kate Holmes

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

We have implemented a range of health, hygiene and physical distancing measures, in line with government guidelines. These measures include:

  • The wearing of face masks is recommended across all Geelong Arts Centre venues, especially where physically distancing is not possible
  • Hand sanitiser is available at hygiene stations in foyers and outside lifts and stairs
  • Capacity signage throughout venue and studios to promote physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning of all facilities
  • Disinfection of seating and touchpoints before each performance
  • Increased cleaning of foyer spaces and handrails
  • Increased cleaning of bathrooms
  • Sneeze guards at point of sale
  • Foyer seating arranged to ensure 1.5m distancing
  • Decreased capacities in theatres and foyers
  • Staggered audience entry and exit in venues
  • Physical distancing markers at queuing areas such as Food and Beverage outlets and Box Office
  • Staff monitoring traffic flow and distancing


Ticket prices

  • Full Price $59
  • Concession $53
  • Senior $56
  • Student 16+ Full Time $53
  • Child Under 16 $38


Studio 4


80 minutes, no interval.

Post Show Q+A

Fri, 16 Jul 2021, 7:30pm