Kilkenny-based theatre company, Red Alchemy, is presenting a National Tour of Vincent – A Play: a beautiful piece about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. This powerful, moving play was written and originally performed on Broadway by Leonard Nimoy (better known to audiences as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock), for which he garnered a Tony Award.
In this Irish première, against the visual backdrop of over one hundred of his greatest masterpieces, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times of the great painter. Anyone who loves art, passion and life itself should see this play; it is a renewing experience and an insight into one of history’s most gifted, haunted masters.
The critics on opening night:
‘A theatrical triumph!’
‘Peter McCamley was exceptional as Theo and Vincent Van Gogh’
‘Direction by Christine Scarry was inspired and inspirational’
After hugely successful performances in Kilkenny, Mullingar, Thurles and Wexford, audiences in Waterford now have the opportunity to experience the glorious art and life of Van Gogh in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Saturday, 2nd February, 2019 before it moves on to theatres in Port Laoise and Dublin.
Red Alchemy Theatre Company
Based in Kilkenny, Red Alchemy Theatre Company was formed in 2010 by Christine Scarry. It is dedicated to exploring provocative and challenging works by contemporary writers and composers, with special interest in niche ensemble pieces designed to showcase contemporary theatre and music theatre talent.
The company is also committed to producing work that offers support and performance opportunities to the graduates of Ireland’s theatre programmes, and offers an annual scholarship in MT voice training.
Previous productions include a National Tour of Listen To My Heart, An Evening with John Bucchino and Friends at The Cobalt Café, Dublin, A Café Cabaret at Bewley’s Café Theatre, a National Tour of The Lonesome West, and Ritual For Dolls at The Mill Theatre, Dublin.
An unfunded, independent theatre company, Red Alchemy is based in the heart of Kilkenny City, although its production locations remain flexible. Its existence relies solely on the patronage of audiences, benefactors and sponsorship. Please check our website to find out how you or your business can become part of the Red Alchemy story through ambitious, imaginative and mutually beneficial relationships.
We aim to engage, inspire and delight ….