“MADAME BOVARY MEETS THE MARX BROTHERS IN COMIC “TRAGEDY”
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR NEW SHOW ‘The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!’ is now up and running at the Liverpool Everyman
★★★★ Liverpool ECHO ★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ Liverpool Sound and Vision
Gustave Flaubert’s complex novel, lovingly derailed by us, is directed by Gemma Bodinetz and stars the fabulous Emma Fielding, the brilliant Jonathan Holmes and Peepolykus’s very own John Nicholson and Javier Marzan.
Here’s what they are saying:
“A cast iron play of absolute genius” Liverpool Sound and Vision
“A wise-cracking comic deconstruction” Northern Soul
“A charming carousel of invention and idiocy with a serious story at its heart” Liverpool Echo
“Wonderfully tongue-in-cheek, fast-paced adaptation” The Stage
“An exuberant, hilariously choreographed comic delight” West Kirby Today
“A riotous tour de force that tickles your heart and your head” Merseysider Magazine
“Belly laughs punctuate the show like machine-gun fire” Liverpool Confidential
LOADS MORE MARVELLOUS PICS HERE (scroll down to their Media Centre for a lovely gallery of production pics and rehearsal pics).
Here’s the blurb:
“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 ‘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.”
A Peepolykus, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Southampton Nuffield, Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate Northampton co-production.
Get your tickets here. Don’t hang about, mind:
Liverpool Everyman 5 to 27 February; Nuffield Theatre Southampton, 1 to 19 March; Bristol Old Vic 26 April to 7 May and Royal & Derngate, Northampton 10 to 14 May 2016. More dates to be announced.