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Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary

by Bea Roberts

Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2017

Emails unopened, cup-a-soup undrunk, a secret in the stock room; Emma Barnicott’s life is leaking as she pines for a world beyond her trading estate office. When she meets a man online who wants to talk to her about more than boilers and two port valves Emma must decide if the chance of a joyous love is worth trading for an imperfect life – or will there always be dead woodlice in the infinity pool?


Inspired by the novel Madame Bovary, the award winning Bea Roberts tells a love story like no other in this ground breaking comedy using projection, party rings and Powerpoint.

Written & Performed by Bea Roberts

Directed by Deirdre Mullins & Nik Partridge

Designed by Max Johns

Sound Design by Keegan Curran

Produced by Matt Lister

Nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2016. 


Top Fringe Show to See as picked by The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, The Stage and ‘Must See Show’ from Fringe Review.


“Utterly unique and exceptional in every way, it’s a heart-breaking story of a stunted life, told with theatrical verve and palpable compassion”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★- The Stage

“Rare and extraordinary: exceptional storytelling that is full of theatrical spirit.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★- The List

“Completely different and deliciously quirky…this original show proved painfully funny and oddly moving” 

The Guardian

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