Vincent in Brixton

by  Nicholas Wright

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 3f

Winner! 2003 Olivier Award for Best Play
"One of the best plays ever presented at The Royal National Theatre." - London Times
"A fascinating, funny and deeply moving portrait." - Daily Telegraph

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Vincent in Brixton

by  Nicholas Wright

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    2m, 3f
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    Biography
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    Olivier, From West End

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In 1873, at the age of 20, Vincent Van Gogh rented a room in a suburb of London while he was being groomed for a career as an art dealer in his family's business. This heralded play produced by Lincoln Center traces the transforming effects of love, sex and youthful adventure on Van Gogh's still unformed talent, portraying him as he might have been and supposing a poignant affair with his landlady that might have happened.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 2003 Olivier Award for Best Play

Reviews

"One of the best plays ever presented at The Royal National Theatre." - London Times

"A fascinating, funny and deeply moving portrait." - Daily Telegraph

"Deeply moving." - Financial Times

"Excellent." - Guardian

"Beguiling...Wright's fact based fiction transports us with its acute sensitivity to the shifting chemistries between two unlikely, troubled, intelligent soul mates... It is always beautiful." - Newsday

"Sweetly done [with] magical moments." - New York Post

"A haunting study in melancholy...rich with in the moment authenticity." - The New York Times

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Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright was born in Cape Town. He trained as an actor and joined the Royal Court Theatre in London as Casting Director before becoming the first director of the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs, where he presented an influential programme of new and first-time writing. From 1975 to 1977 he was joint Artistic Dire ...

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