French literature gets a revamp in Nuffield Theatre’s latest co-production, The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!, which runs at the Southampton theatre until March 19.
The fast-paced comedy is a retelling of Gustave Flaubert’s seminal 19th century novel Madame Bovary.
Directed by Gemma Bodinetz, Olivier award-nominated actress Emma Fielding plays the title role of Emma Bovary.
With a cast of just four and a lot of multi-roling, Madame Bovary is an absurd take on the traditional tale. It questions the impotence of women in Victorian society, and gives audiences the opportunity to marvel at how many parts a Spanish man with limited English can play with only one moustache.
Sam Hodges, director at the Nuffield, says: ‘This new production of Madame Bovary is endlessly inventive and ambitious and nails the hardest thing of all: switching between comic theatricality and tragic pathos in a moment.’
Emma Fielding has been nominated for two Olivier Awards and her many stage roles include Private Lives on the West End and Broadway and The King’s Speech.
Tickets: £10-£25, visit nuffieldtheatre.co.uk or call (023) 8067 1771.