Peepolykus with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Nuffield, Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

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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Emma Fielding
Emma Bovary, “Emma Fielding” and as cast
John Nicholson
Charles Bovary, “John Nicholson” and as cast
Javier Marzan
“Javier Marzan” and as cast
Jonathan Holmes
“Jonathan Holmes” and everything else


John Nicholson & Javier Marzan
Gemma Bodinetz
Set Designer
Conor Murphy
Associate Set Designer & Costume Designer
Amanda Stoodley
Lighting Designer
Jack Knowles
Sound Designer
Fergus O’Hare
Peter Coyte
Elinor Randle
Movement Director
Assistant Director
Anthony Almeida