NORPA presents a Belloo Creative and NORPA coproduction

about the show

Australia breeds its women tough – and adventurous. Intrepid performers Roxanne McDonald and Barbara Lowing get behind the wheel and navigate us 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.

Celebrate the grit and daring of women trailblazers with two of our best-loved actors in the rough and tumble of multiple stories and characters.

Rovers comes from the awardwinning Belloo Creative team and is a bold, original work, premiering at NORPA. Woven from true stories and wild machinations, this rigorous and poetic work will resonate with audiences of all ages.


creative team

Katherine Lyall-Watson Writer
Caroline Dunphy Director
Kathryn Kelly Dramaturg
Danielle Shankey Producer
Barbara Lowing Actor
Roxanne McDonald Actor
Kirk Page Vocal Artist
Nadine McDonald-Dowd Cultural Consultant – Indigenous
Dane Alexander Composer and Sound Designer
Christine Felmingham Lighting Designer
Oscar Costume Designer
Jonathan Shankey Set Designer
Jeremy Gordon Technical Manager/Stage Manager
Peter Cossar Production Manager
Isabella Hall Sound Design Intern


“Dunphy’s inspired direction is faultless”
XS Entertainment (on Motherland)

“a new and daring way of constructing a play”
Crikey (on Motherland)

“…the visual poetry is exceptional.”
Aussie Theatre (on Hanako)

bar and diner

Secret Chef operate a pop-up diner at Lismore City Hall. This will be open from 6pm, Secret Chef will be showcasing a range of share plates, main meals and desserts using a range of secret recipes built up through their 20+ years in the hospitality business. All menus will have a vegetarian and gluten/dairy free option. The seasonal menu will be confirmed a week before the performance date.

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

Patron advice

All ages
Duration is 60 minutes (no interval).


Non Subscribers
Adult $49
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $44
Under 25 $25

Adult $40
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $35
Under 25 $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

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supported by

Rovers is developed with the support of NORPA.
Queensland Theatre has generously given use of their theatre spaces for creative development and rehearsal periods.

Photo by Roxanne McDonald