Vincent in Brixton

A play about a young Vincent van Gogh (in English).

Vincent in Brixton is written by Nicholas Wright. Its first print was published in 2002 by Nick Hern Books, London, United Kingdom. Vincent in Brixton tells the story of a young Vincent van Gogh from 1873 till 1876. At that time he worked for the art-dealing firm Goupil & Co. During his stay in London he rents a room from an English widow, Ursula Loyer. The play is based on letters Vincent wrote to Theo and his other family members. The Van Gogh family sees him becoming increasingly more unstable. When Vincent and his sister Anna abruptly leave the Loyer household, their mother knows exactly who to blame. ‘Since the summer he has been abnormal,’ she wrote. The secrets at the Loyers did him no good’. Vincent in Brixton is based on bits and pieces of evidence, but it goes much further than any biographer could do in interpreting them. In the play Nicholas Wright speculates on the events between the five inhabitants of 87, Hackford Rd., SW9, London. 

written by Nicholas Wright | directed by Fleur de Lima | cast Gerben Tuin, Judith Edixhoven, Laurens van Nues, Noortje Friedeman, Nienke Bruin

from the press

“…Fascinating, funny and sometimes deeply moving… Van Gogh would surely have recognized Wright’s compelling theatrical portrait" – Daily Telegraph

“…This is Nicholas Wright’s best play, and one of the best new plays ever presented by the National Theatre" – Sunday Times

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