A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh – a hit in the West End and on Broadway. Winner of the 2003 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
Brixton, 1873. A brash young Dutchman 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.
Nicholas Wright’s play Vincent in Brixton was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in the Cottesloe auditorium, in April 2002, directed by Richard Eyre.
The production transferred to Wyndhams Theatre in the West End in August 2002.
‘One of the best new plays ever presented by the National Theatre’
— Sunday Times
‘A brilliant portrait of the artist as a young man’
‘Nicholas Wright has convincingly imagined himself into the life of the 20-year-old Vincent van Gogh… superlative… An evening to savour’
— Evening Standard
Best New Play, Olivier Awards