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The Rover

By Aphra Behn
In a version by Stuart Crowther
Directed by Philip Wilson 

THUR 1 DEC 7.30PM
FRI 2 DEC 7.30PM
SAT 3 DEC 2.30PM & 7.30PM

Rich tourists, with a ‘what happens in Naples, stays in Naples’ attitude meet a group of wealthy locals who are willing to take extreme measures - and disregard what’s expected of them - to secure their personal happiness.

A complex comedy about the pursuit of love, honour and pleasure. This bold re-telling is a gender-queer interpretation of the 1677 proto-feminist text, backed by a cast performed electro-punk soundtrack.

Performed by third-year Acting students.

Contains adult content, including some strong language and challenging themes. Not suitable for young audiences.

An amateur production in arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

HOW TO BOOK 

Advance Bookings

Advance bookings can be made via TicketSource as follows:

Online via www.ticketsource.co.uk/lipa

By phoning 0333 666 3366/4466, Mon - Fri 9:00 - 19:00, Sat 9:00 - 17:00

A booking fee of £2.00 is payable on all telephone bookings. Standard ticket delivery is by email.
An additional fee applies for tickets delivered by SMS or post.

The LIPA Box Office opens an hour before each public performance and only accepts payment by
card or contactless.

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to purchase tickets in advance.

Concessions

We offer concessionary rate tickets to senior citizens, under 16s (for appropriate shows) and those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Disability Living Allowance.

Proof of eligibility must be provided.
One discount per person.

Student Prices

All students can purchase a ticket for any of our shows for £2.00.

Proof of eligibility must be provided.
One discount per person.

Group Discounts

Buy ten and get the eleventh free.

For group bookings please provide your name and telephone number by calling 0151 330 3150 and someone will call you back.

Accessibility

We aim to be accessible to all; however, to ensure a high standard of service, please let us know any special requirements, by email to boxoffice@lipa.ac.uk or by calling 0151 330 3150.

COVID-19 Guidance

Our procedures are subject to review, in line with current government health guidance.

We want your visit to be safe, comfortable and enjoyable, so we have the following in place:

What we are doing:

  • Enhanced cleaning
  • All rooms have ventilation; natural, mechanical or both. In rooms containing air handling, the system has been configured to supply 100% fresh air directly from outside (no recycled air).
  • Encouraging E-tickets
  • Cashless campus

What we’d like you to do:

  • We recommend you wear a face covering where close contact with others is unavoidable.
  • If you start to display any symptoms associated with Covid-19, please follow the latest Government advice. If you tell us in advance of the start of the performance that you have got Covid symptoms or have tested positive by emailing boxoffice@lipa.ac.uk, we will offer to refund the cost of your ticket.
  • Please apply high hygiene standards throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions from our team as they are there to help and make us all safe.
  • Please look out for pre-visit emails as these may contain the most up to date information for your visit. 

If government guidance changes or we need to respond to a regional, local or institutional rise in case numbers we may have to reintroduce some safety measures, such as:

  • Proof of a negative test result
  • Proof of COVID vaccination status
  • Face coverings to be worn while in our buildings (unless exempt)

If any of these changes are necessary, we will advise you before the event, via the email address you provided during the booking process. If new government restrictions are imposed (or local conditions change) we may need to move bookings onto a socially distanced seating plan or cancel this event at short notice. If this happens, we will not be able to refund any expenses you have incurred relating to attending the event (such as travel or accommodation costs), so please consider this when making your travel arrangements.

Terms and Conditions

We are not usually able to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the performance. However, If you test positive or have any COVID symptoms, please do not attend the performance and please do not enter our buildings. If you tell us in advance of the start of the performance that you have tested positive for COVID or have symptoms by emailing boxoffice@lipa.ac.uk, we will offer to refund the cost of your ticket. 

Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a convenient break in the performance.

OUR LOCATION

OUR LOCATION

The Paul McCartney Auditorium and the George Harrison Workshop Studio are accessed via our Mount Street entrances.

By Train

We are a 15-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central train stations.

Timetable information is available at www.nationalrail.co.uk or by ringing 03457 484 950.

By Bus

For bus timetable information from various parts of the city and for a journey planner, please visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk or ring Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

From the M62

At the end of the motorway, follow the signs for the city centre and then for the cathedrals.

At the Metropolitan Cathedral, turn left, head along Hope Street towards the Anglican Cathedral, and then turn right on to Upper Duke Street.

LIPA is on your right-hand side.

Car Parking

Pay and display parking is available on many nearby streets including parts of Mount Street, Pilgrim Street, Hope Street and Rodney Street (please check signage, as some bays are reserved for resident permit holders).

This on-street parking is currently free after 6pm, or at all times for Blue Badge holders.

Additional parking for Blue Badge holders is available in our lower car park, which is accessed via Pilgrim Street. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

For sat navs, LIPA’s postcode is L1 9HF.

Additional information on local car parks is issued with booking confirmations.