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Vincent in Brixton returns to West End 8 July 03
It is now confirmed that the National Theatre production of Vincent In Brixton by Nicholas Wright, will return to the West End at the Playhouse Theatre. It will open on 10 July 03, following previews from 8 July , and booking for a 8-week season to 30 Aug 03.
Clare Higgins (Ursula Loyer) and Jochum Ten Haaaf (Vincent Van Gogh) will reprise their roles. The rest of the cast is to be confirmed!!
The production originally opened in May 2002 at the Cottesloe, NT to terrific notices from the popular press: "Fascinating, funny and sometimes deeply moving new play." (DAILY TELEGRAPH); "An evening to savour." (EVENING STANDARD); "Jochum Ten Haaf is superbly funny and moving." (INDEPENDENT); "Intelligent, sensitive new play." (THE TIMES); "An exceptionally fine production." (THE GUARDIAN) .
The show then transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre in July 02 for a limited run to Oct 02, and then to Broadway with the Lincoln Center.
Vincent In Brixton won the Olivier Award, and was nominated for a Tony Award, for 'Best New Play'. Clare Higgins won three 'Best Actress' Awards at the Olivier, the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards, and was also nominated for a Tony Award as 'Best Actress'.
The play is directed by Richard Eyre, designed by Tim Hatley, with lighting by Peter Mumford. It is produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group and Ted Tulchin for Maidstone productions.
Nicholas Wright's play is based on the true facts of Vincent van Gogh's early life in London, about the transforming effect of love, sex and artistic adventure on unformed talent, and traces the birth of genius.
Brixton, 1873. A brash young Dutchman, working for the London branch of an international firm of art-dealers, rents a room in the house of an English widow. Three years later, he returns to Europe on the first step of a journey which will end in breakdown, death and immortality.