Full casting has been announced for The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary which begins performances at Jermyn Street Theatre later this month.
Joining the previously announced Call The Midwife actress Jennifer Kirby in the title role, will be an ensemble of three – Sam Alexander (The Homecoming – Bath Theatre Royal, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – English Touring Theatre), Alistair Cope (People Places and Things – National Theatre/Headlong, The Sound of Heavy Rain – Paines Plough) and Dennis Herdman (The Play What I Wrote – Birmingham Rep, Around The World in Eighty Days – Kenny Wax Productions).
Together, they will play a rich array of other characters in this irreverent and uproarious take on Gustave Flaubert’s celebrated 1856 novel. This scandalous chronicle of marital breakdown and domestic tragedy is hailed as one of the best novels ever written. Orginally written for Peepolykus and previously staged in Liverpool and Bristol, John Nicholson’s adaptaion employs his trademark ridiculous and anarchic humour to stage this classic novel as a breakneck comical romp. The play is directed by Marieke Audsley .
The production runs from 17 November to 17 December.