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Van Gogh on Stage

The Play Vincent in Brixton written by Nicholas Wright in 2002 is currently being performed again in the UK.  The play, although fictional, is based on the time Van Gogh spent in Brixton, London in 1873.  Van Gogh was only 20 years old at the time and had not yet become an artist, but was pursuing a profession as an art dealer. The play, however, focuses more on Vincent’s relationships with his landlady and her daughter and his psychological state.  I have not seen this play, but have read that it has received many good reviews and awards including a Tony award in 2003 for Best Play.  The play can be seen in several theatres in around the UK throughout the month of April. If you have seen the play, let us know what you thought – comment and share your opinion!


  1. Hi, yes I saw this play in Exeter, it was excellent. Thought provoking, funny, accurate, shocking. Vincent was totally believable. Who cares if it’s true, it brought the young Vincent to life. Loved it.

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