The Minack Theatre has revealed two very different, but equally broad shows that will run throughout the Easter holidays.

'The Massive Tragedy of Madam Bovary' and 'Giants' will be performed throughout the two-week holidays, providing great entertainment for families with children and older audiences.

Starting with 'The Massive Tragedy of Madam Bovary' from March 28 until April 14.

The production tells the story of Emma Bovary. Emma is bored with her boring doctor husband, bored with her boring provincial village, and bored with her role as a dutiful wife in 19th-century France.

However, Emma reads novels, a lot of novels and in novels life is much more fun.

Watch for actors’ battle hilarious mishaps and misbehaving props to tell the tragic story of Madame Bovary. There will be Vermin, visual absurdity, wild animals and a nun.

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Directed by Kristie Davis, the cast ensemble includes faces that are familiar to Minack audiences. Ben Kernow (The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Stones in his Pockets, Supersition Mountain and many other Minack productions), Stephen Cavanagh (Stones in his Pockets), Georgia Nicholson (Hetty Feather) and Darren Seed (Supersition Mountain).

Falmouth Packet: The cast of Madam BovaryThe cast of Madam Bovary (Image: Michael Wharley / Alisha Love / Adam Hills / Jon Holloway)

Running in parallel with Madam Bovary is 'Giants', a riotous reimagining of the legend of Cormoran, the terrible giant of St Micheal’s Mount, packed full of songs and fun and perfect for anyone over the age of four.

The production is bought to life by the team that created the stage adaption of David Melling’s ‘The Kiss that Missed’ and Associate Director of the Minack, John Brolly and composer Ben Sutcliffe (People’s String Foundation).

It features Cornish favourites, Craig Johnson (Kneehigh, Squashbox) and Jenny Beare (Kneehigh, o-Region) as two enormous giants who move to Marazion to improve their social status, much to the dismay of the mayor.

What he needs is a hero to get rid of his very big problem, but who will take the job? Also featuring 14 young people aged seven to 11 from across West Cornwall, as the mayor, councillors and heroes of Marazion.

Giants will open from April 2 until April 13.

For information on performance dates and times visit or to book tickets, phone the Minack Theatre Box Office on 01736 810181 (Mon to Friday between 10am and 4pm). Advance booking is essential.