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maltatoday | SUNDAY • 20 FEBRUARY 2022 7 THEATRE Teatru Salesjan's youth group Roaring Voices present 'The Rover' FOLLOWING their sell-out and well-loved productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Two Noble Kinsmen, as well as their exciting adventure through Arden in their origi- nal film In Arden: Shakespeare Transformed, the Roaring Voic- es are back in the theatre, and present to you yet another first – The Rover or, The Banish'd Cavaliers by Mrs Aphra Behn, one of the first published female playwrights from the Restora- tion period. Directed by the one and only Polly March, Teatru Salesjan's Roaring Voices youth theatre company promises you yet an- other production with their trademark youthful energy, ex- citing action, powerful story- telling...and, of course, a good dash of silliness! Performances will take place at the brand new Theatre Next Door, FM Thea- tre Productions own black box theatre venue in Magħtab, on the 26th and 27th of February and the 5th and 6th of March 2022, at 7:30PM. Tickets can be purchased for €15 (or for €10 with concessions) from s h a p p e n i n g . c o m . The Roaring Voic- es form part of Teatru Salesjan's Nurture Culture programme, and are generously supported by the ADRC Trust, the BOV Joseph Calleja Founda- tion, and Arts Council Malta. The Rover or, The Banish'd Cavaliers, is an absolute rol- licking romp, set in Naples in 1655, during Carnival. Put four love-hungry English Royalists on the run from Puritan England, together with three nobly-born Spanish girls, and the result is... mayhem! Hellena, destined to be a nun and desperate to expe- rience love before she takes her vows, meets and loses her heart to Willmore, a sea captain with a roving eye. Her sister Florinda is to be married to a rich old man, while their stern brother Don Pe- dro wants her to marry his friend Don Antonio instead...but she is in love with Belville, the penni- l e s s E n g - lish colo- nel! As for Valeria, she loses her heart to Frederick...but does he love her? This non-stop, fiery theatre pro- duction promises a merry mix up of masks, mistaken identities, duels, elopements...and the most expensive courtesan in Europe. Will Carnival bring each one their heart's desire? Never before performed in Malta, the Roaring Voices bring you yet another first! Mrs Aphra Behn's farcical adventures are sure to bring you the Carnival delight we all miss! The Rover takes place on 26th and 27th of February and the 5th and 6th of March. Roaring Voices is part of the Nurture Culture Programme, kindly sponsored by the ADRC Trust and The BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation.

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