French melodrama with Madame X at Brockley Jack

Madame X at Brockley Jack Theatre

Mystery and intrigue awaits in Simon James Colliers’ Madame X which is set to play at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, South London, this June.

Adapted from the original play ‘La Femme X’ by Alexandre Bisson, this striking film-noir melodrama is a classic story of a mother’’s ultimate sacrifice.

Set in France of 1928, a young woman is thrown onto the streets by her jealous husband when he discovers she has been having an affair.

Forbidden from seeing her beloved young son, and with neither money nor friends, she sinks into depravity.

Twenty years later, she has become the mistress of Frederic Laroque, a small-time criminal. When he discovers that her husband is now the attorney general, Laroque decides to blackmail him….

Madame X will run from June 23-July 11.

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