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MADAME X Window Display

The "Vanitas"-inspired window display at Todmorden's Tourist Information Centre

Our very creative team have put up this wonderful window display in the Tourist Information Centre in the West Yorkshire town of Todmorden, where MADAME X will premiere on 21st August.

The display is inspired by "Vanitas" paintings illustrating the transience of earthly possessions, for example Vanitas Still Life with the Spinario, 1628, by Pieter Claesz (More information at the Rijksmuseum):

The themes of such paintings are central the plot and background to MADAME X.

You can buy tickets for the Todmorden world premiere at the Tourist Information Centre, but remember that you can also buy tickets to see performances of MADAME X in Halifax, London, and Manchester!


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