ROVERS: Photo by Cinnamon Smith.

ROVERS: Photo by Cinnamon Smith.


Rovers is a bold, original work.

Written by Katherine Lyall-Watson and directed by Caroline Dunphy, Rovers celebrates the grit and daring of Australian women.

Woven from true stories and wild machinations, this rigorous and poetic work will resonate with audiences of all ages.

This new contemporary comedy-drama is a nimble two-hander that will have audiences laughing, crying and rejoicing in all that is good about women who have come before them and carved out their own paths.

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 you'll want to see this funny, heart-warming and fast-paced ode to Australia and the tough women she breeds.

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

Come on this epic adventure and celebrate the grit and daring of women trailblazers with two of your best-loved actors in the rough and tumble of multiple stories and characters.


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
Technical Manager / Jeremy Gordon
Production Manager / Peter Cossar


Rovers was developed with support of NORPA and will premier at NORPA on 17 August 2018.

Belloo Creative is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Rovers is proudly supported by Creative Sparks. The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane

This project is supported by YWCA Queensland.