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.