MEDWAY WELCOMES VINCENT IN BRIXTON
He may be notorious for losing an ear, but little is known of Vincent Van Gogh's London life, which is being explored by Medway Little Theatre (MLT).
Vincent In Brixton - which will run for nine nights from Thursday, 31 January – recalls the Dutch artist's eventful stay at Hackford Road, Brixton, in 1873 with teacher Ursula Loyer (Linda Russell) and her daughter Eugenie (Torie Hayhow).
The Nicholas Wright play – which premiered at the National Theatre in 2002 – tells how the 20-year-old Vincent (Dominic McCarthy), falls in love with Ursula while working for an international art dealership in London.
But Vincent's strict Calvinist upbringing opposes the Loyer family's progressive values and once his sister Anna (Isabella Taylor) arrives, chaos quickly ensues, before they both return to Holland.
The winner of a 2003 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Vincent In Brixton – which sees the theatre's Mark Kitchener make his directorial debut - will run at the Rochester-based theatre until Saturday, 9 February, with each performance starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost only £8 for adults and £7.50 for children, students and over-60s, while theatre members can watch the show at prices ranging from as little as £6.50 to £7.
Audiences can also take their seat for just £5 on Monday, 4 February, thanks to the theatre's dedicated Bargain Night.
To book online, visit http://tinyurl.com/bj79xtw or contact Janet Watson at the Medway Little Theatre Box Office, by phone, on: 01634 400322.
Medway Little Theatre – which is in its 55th season – is located in Rochester High Street, opposite the train station.
For more information about MLT, visit the theatre's website, at: http://tinyurl.com/ygvcte2