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The Massive Tragedy Of Madame Bovary
The Massive Tragedy Of Madame Bovary

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary

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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 much more fun… Now, four actors battle hilarious mishaps and misbehaving props to tell the (massively) tragic story of Madame Bovary.

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 patriarchal, Victorian society (if you want). There will be vermin, visual absurdity, wild animals and a nun.

Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary was published in 1856, prosecuted for obscenity and hailed as the greatest novel ever written.

Flaubert’s complex novel is given a refreshing shake up in this irreverent, irrepressible, and irresistible play.


Studio 1 — MAST Mayflower Studios


From: £10.00

Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins including an interval

Age Advice

Recommended age 12+

Under 2s not admitted

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

 Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

The MAST Mayflower Studios building

Further information


Discounts are not available on on lowest price zone unless otherwise stated

Executive Membership £3.00 off zones A and B only

Young Person Under 16 £5.00 off

Groups (10+) £3.00 off*
Groups (20+) £5.00 off*

Schools/Young People’s Group (10+) £10.00 tickets and one free supervisor with every ten bought. Additional supervisors at full price**

*Not available online – please call 02380 711811
**Not available online – please email

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