Vincent in Brixton is a 2003 play by Nicholas Wright. It focuses on artist Vincent van Gogh's time in Brixton, London in 1873. In this fascinating, funny and sometimes deeply moving new play, however, Nicholas Wright offers a portrait of the artist as a young man. At the age of 20, Van Gogh came from Holland to London to work as a trainee art dealer. The later wild visionary was then a respectable - if socially awkward - young man, following in the middle-class family tradition.
It's an established fact that Van Gogh took lodgings in Brixton in 1873, and stayed there for a couple of years before being transferred to Paris. His career as a spectacularly unsuccessful artist who sold only one painting in his lifetime didn't begin until several years later.
Wright's play imagines what happened in Brixton.
This trailer is promotional to the Play in The Hague on 29,30 January 2016 (TAT Company, director Fleur de Lima)