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Vincent in Brixton

National Tour
12 March - 06 June 2009
A co-production with Original Theatre Company
in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre and Anvil Arts
Vincent in Brixton

Vincent in Brixton

By Nicholas Wright

Winner of the 2003 Olivier Award for best new play, this great show wrenches home the destructive qualities of both love and art and the sacrifices made by those who create it.

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Day Date Time Venue Box Office
Thur-Sat
Sat
12-14 Mar
14 Mar
19.30
13.30
The Haymarket
Basingstoke
01256 844244
Thur-Sat
Sat
19-21 Mar
21 Mar
19.30
13.30
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Wilde Theatre, Bracknell
01344 484123
Thur
09 April
19.30 0845 1272190
Sat
11 Apr
19.30
Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge
01394 615015
Thu-Sat
Sat
16-18 Apr
18 Apr
19.30
13.30
01392 493493
Thu-Sat
Sat
23-25 Apr
25 Apr
19.30
13.30
MacRobert Theatre
Stirling, Scotland
01786 466666
Tue-Wed
Wed
28-29 Apr
29 Apr
19.30
13.30
Adam Smith Theatre
Kirkcaldy, Scotland
01592 583302
Thu-Sat
Sat
30 Apr -
02 May
19.30
14.30
01423 502116
Tue-Sat
Thu&Sat
26-30 May
28&30 May
19.45
14.30
01483 440000
Mon-Sat
Wed&Sat
01-06 June
03&06 June
19.45
14.30
01323 412000
Mon-Wed
22-24 June
19.45 01753 853888
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Play Information

"One of the best new plays ever presented by the National Theatre"
- John Peter, The Times
starstarstarstarstar: The Independent

Inspiration found in the most unusual corners.

The year is 1873. A young art dealer called Vincent Van Gogh arrives at 87 Hackford Road in Brixton looking for a room and looking for love. As Vincent settles in to his new lodging he finds himself inexplicably drawn to his grieving landlady Ursula with whom he starts a turbulent, secret relationship that will change his life forever.

Set in a working, authentic kitchen the smells, sights and sounds of life in 87 Hackford Road are brought vividly to life, immersing the audience in a truly extraordinary theatrical experience. The play wrenches home the destructive power of love and art and the sacrifices made by those who create it. The play begins as a straight-forward love story, and as the allusions between life at 87 Hackford Road and art intensify, this story turns this into a tragic parable about the ruthless flame of art consuming all in its path.

 

Creative Team

Director/
Co-Producer:
Max Lewendel
Producer: Alastair Whatley
Asst. Producer: Fanos Xenofos
Asst. Director: Bethany Pitts
Set Design: Christopher Hone
Costume Design: Fiona Davis
Sound Design: Matt Downing
Lighting Design: Alan Valentine
Assoc. Director: Rosa Wyatt
Stage Manager: Rob Martin
ASM: Caroline Saunders
Photographer: Jack Ladenberg

Cast:

Ursula: Lin Blakley
Vincent: Mark Edel-Hunt
Sam: Alastair Whatley
Eugenie: Amy Ellen Richardson
Emma Vane
Anna: Nicola Sangster

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