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The Rover: British Theatre Guide picks of 2016

Posted: Jan, 09, 2017

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The RSC shop has both the programme and the poster for The Rover for sale at very reasonable prices! The programme contains previously unseen rehearsal photos from the production, so worth buying! There are not many performances of The Rover left, so get your tickets soonest if you still want to go. 

The British Theatre Guide included The Rover in its best of theatre picks from 2016. 

The Rover—Swan, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

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The Rover

Posted: Jan, 04, 2017

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Joseph is Willmore in The Rover by Aphra Behn, England's first professional female playwright, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Loveday Ingram.

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The Rover: so fine is Millson’s sense of timing and physical comedy

Posted: Nov, 18, 2016

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Lots of new production photos for The Rover have been shared online by photographer Geraint Lewis, and they are available to buy. Another new review for The Rover has been shared on this website, with some kind words to say about Joseph as Willmore. The Rover runs at the RSC until February 2017 - plenty of time to see it yet!

Joseph Millson is tremendous as the Rover, part Brian Blessed, part Blackadder’s Lord Flashheart. He company could so easily prove tiresome, but it never does, so fine is Millson’s sense of timing and physical comedy, and so tangible his underlying sense of humanity.

 

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The Rover: Joseph Millson's path to Shakespeare

Posted: Nov, 18, 2016

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A new interview with Joseph has been shared on the RSC blog. It is a little strangely transcribed. Check it out in full on the RSC website

THE RETURN OF THE ROVER

Joseph is back at the Swan playing the main role of Willmore in The Rover. He was last here ten years ago when he was Benedick in Marianne Elliott’s Much Ado about Nothing and Faulconbridge, the bastard, in Josie Rourke’s King John; both plays were well received by theatre critics. Michael Billington found him an unusual Benedick, passionately obsessed with Beatrice in a magnificent production, and Dominic Cavendish spoke of his mesmerising anger as Faulconbridge.

So, some 50 years on from Shakespeare, how different is this play?

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Joseph Millson plays the wild rover with stupendous wit & verve: he is a veritable sex god

Posted: Nov, 04, 2016

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Another interview with Alexandra Gilbreath (are there to be no interviews with Joseph?!) has been shared on this website, with some kind words to say about Joseph as Willmore in The Rover. 

Joseph Millson plays the wild rover with stupendous wit and verve: he is — and I say this without hyperbole — a veritable sex god. Alex agrees.

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