The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Sat 6 Feb to Sat 27 Feb 2016

£25 - £12*

Gustave Flaubert’s complex novel lovingly derailed by Peepolykus.

★★★★ Liverpool ECHO ★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ Liverpool Sound and Vision

For your viewing pleasure, Peepolykus (No Wise Men, The Hound of the Baskervilles) proudly present Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary. The seminal Nineteenth Century novel will be brought spectacularly to life by director Madame Bodinetz and her bijou cast (with a fair amount of doubling).

Laugh and cry in equal measures as Emma Bovary chooses the wrong husband. Lose yourself in mesmeric love scenes featuring a stupendous collection of devastatingly handsome men. Question the impotence of women in a Victorian patriarchal society, if you want. Marvel at how many parts a Spanish man with limited English can play with only one moustache. There will be vermin, visual absurdity, wild animals and a nun.

Can the cast of four rise to the ridiculous challenge they have set themselves? It's going to be hilarious. And bloody serious. Possibly.

"Peepolykus are unfailingly hilarious"
The Guardian

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Cast

Emma Fielding - Emma Bovary, “Emma Fielding” and as cast

Emma Fielding

Emma Bovary, “Emma Fielding” and as cast

John Nicholson - Charles Bovary, “John Nicholson” and as cast

John Nicholson

Charles Bovary, “John Nicholson” and as cast

Javier Marzan - “Javier Marzan” and as cast

Javier Marzan

“Javier Marzan” and as cast

Jonathan Holmes - “Jonathan Holmes” and everything else

Jonathan Holmes

“Jonathan Holmes” and everything else

Company

John Nicholson & Javier Marzan Adaptors

Gemma Bodinetz Director

Conor Murphy Set Designer

Amanda Stoodley Associate Set Designer & Costume Designer

Jack Knowles Lighting Designer

Fergus O’Hare Sound Designer

Peter Coyte Composer

Movement Director Elinor Randle

Anthony Almeida Assistant Director

Reviews

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

★★★★
"Wonderfully tongue-in-cheek, fast-paced adaptation"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

"Belly laughs punctuate the show like machine-gun fire"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

★★★★
"A charming carousel of invention and idiocy with a serious story at its heart"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

"A riotous tour de force that tickles your heart and your head"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

★★★★★
"For those who like witty, well-structured writing, dazzling physical theatre, clever set and lighting, and remarkable comic timing, it is an evening well spent."

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

★★★★★
"A cast iron play of absolute genius"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

★★★★
"It’s hard not to be won over by its cheeky charm"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

★★★★
"A wise-cracking comic deconstruction"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

"Full of wonderful surprises and laugh-out-loud moments"

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

9/10
"An exuberant, hilariously choreographed comic delight"

West Kirby Today

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

"Alive with witty dialogue, surreal humour and inventive direction"