Watch 4 actors play over 21 characters in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!, a hilariously spectacular comedy, based on Gustave Flaubert’s complex novel -  lovingly derailed by Peepolykus (No Wise Men, The Hound of the Baskervilles).  

The seminal nineteenth century novel will be brought spectacularly to life by director Madame Bodinetz and her ‘bijoux’ cast (with a fair amount of doubling).

Laugh and cry in equal measure 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.

"Breathlessly energetic ... [A] wonderfully tongue-in-cheek, fast-paced adaptation" 
★★★★ The Stage

"It’s hard not to be won over by its cheeky charm ... A comic smash" 
★★★★ Reviews Hub

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

Photo credit (rehearsal photos): Brian Roberts / Photo credit (production photos): Jonathan Keenan

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Save 10% off Band B and Band C tickets when you book 3 or more shows!

Offer applies to the following productions: Girls Like That, The WitchesA Raisin in the Sun, The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!, The Odyssey, Twelfth Night, Get Carter, The 39 Steps, Brideshead Revisited, Noises Off and The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.

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Video : Audience Reactions: The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Watch 4 actors play over 21 characters in this hilariously spectacular comedy, based on Gustave Flaubert’s complex novel, lovingly derailed by Peepolykus. 

Video : Trailer: The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Watch 4 actors play over 21 characters in this hilariously spectacular comedy, based on Gustave Flaubert’s complex novel, lovingly derailed by Peepolykus. 

  • - Emma Bovary and as cast
  • - Charles Bovary and as cast
  • - Javier Marzan and as cast
  • - Jonathan Holmes and everything else
  • - Director
  • - Set Designer
  • - Costume and Associate Designer
  • - Lighting Designer
  • - Sound Designer
  • - Composer
  • - Assistant Director
  • - Movement Director