The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!
DIRECTED BY MARIEKE AUDSLEY.
17 December 2022
“Don’t you think the world looks different this morning?”
Emma Bovary is bored. She’s bored with her boring doctor husband, bored with her boring provincial village, and bored with her role as a dutiful wife in (boring) nineteenth-century France. But Emma reads novels. Lots of novels. And in novels, life is considerably more riotous… Now, four actors battle hilarious mishaps and misbehaving props to tell the (massively) tragic story of Madame Bovary.
Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary was published in 1856, prosecuted for obscenity, and hailed as the greatest novel ever written. Marieke Audsley directs the latest comedy from John Nicholson, co-Artistic Director of Peepolykus, who returns to Jermyn Street Theatre following his smash hit The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Set & Costume Designer
“A wonderful alternative Christmas show”
“A stunning triumph”
“Remain on the edge of your seat, though you might fall off laughing”
“A perfect show to bring in the festive season”
“Will bring laughter to many this Christmas”
“All four of the cast are fantastic”