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"
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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
"Wonderfully tongue-in-cheek, fast-paced adaptation"
"Belly laughs punctuate the show like machine-gun fire"
"A charming carousel of invention and idiocy with a serious story at its heart"
"A riotous tour de force that tickles your heart and your head"
"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."
"A cast iron play of absolute genius"
"It’s hard not to be won over by its cheeky charm"
"Full of wonderful surprises and laugh-out-loud moments"
"An exuberant, hilariously choreographed comic delight"
West Kirby Today