"Vincent in Brixton" to Transfer to Wyndhams


"Vincent in Brixton" to Transfer to Wyndhams

The Royal National Theatre production of Vincent in Brixton, by Nicholas Wright, is to transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre previewing from 31st July 02, and opening 5th Aug 02 and booking to 26th Oct 02. (The last performance at the Cottesloe NT is on 27th July 02)

The production received superb notices from the popular press when it premiered at the National in May this year. CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Fascinating, funny and sometimes deeply moving new play." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "An evening to savour." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Jochum Ten Haaf is superbly funny and moving ." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Intelligent, sensitive new play." ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, " An enthralling play, Clare Higgins...acting beautifully, and Richard Eyre is back directing, on top form." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "An exceptionally fine production." JOHN PETER for THE SUNDAY TIMES says, "One of the best new plays ever presented by the National Theatre."

It is directed by Richard Eyre, designed by Tim Hatley, with music by Dominic Muldowney and lighting by Peter Mumford. The cast is : Alice Patten, Emma Handy, Clare Higgins, Paul Nicholls and Jochum Ten Haaf

Nicholas Wright's new play, based on the true facts of Vincent van Gogh's early life in London, is 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.

 

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