MRS VAN GOGH
By Geoff Allen
presented by Galatea Theatre
at Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre, Auckland
From 18 Apr 2012 to 28 Apr 2012
Musgrove Studio, return season, Auckland
From 27 Feb 2013 to 2 Mar 2013
Reviewed by: Nik Smythe; Rosabel Tan (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog); Paul Simei-Barton (New Zealand Herald); Phillip J Dexter;
THE GREATEST UNTOLD STORY IN THE HISTORY OF ART
The story of the woman who created the legend
Fact: Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime.
Fact: It was 16 years after Vincent's death before the first legend making exhibition of his work.
Fact: He is now the most reproduced artist in the world.
Fact: Today his paintings top the lists of most expensive art sales in history.
All because one woman (Johanna Van Gogh – Mrs Van Gogh – Vincent's Sister-in-Law) refused to destroy the hundreds of paintings left to her.
All because she spent years taking them to galleries to get attention.
All because she translated 500 letters between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh.
The Musgrove Studio, Princes St, Auckland University.
18 – 28 April, 2012
Groups 10+ $15pp
Show 70mins long.
All shows 8pm
April 21st Matinee 4pm
24TH April 2 for 1 Tues
BOOK: 09 3082383 WWW.MAIDMENT.AUCKLAND.AC.NZ
Reviews of past Galatea Shows:
Galatea Theatre has an attractive can-do enthusiasm. NZ HERALD
The story is told refreshingly thanks to Allen's masterfully written script. THEATREREVIEW
The Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
MRS VAN GOGH plays
February 27th – March 2nd, 8pm (Sat 2nd Matinee 4pm )
Duration: 80 minutes
Location: The Musgrove Studio, Princes St. Auckland City
Tickets: $20 & $15
Bookings: Maidment Theatre – www.maidment.auckland.ac.nz or 09 308 2383
Johanna Van Gogh – Gina Timberlake
Theo Van Gogh – Brendan Lovell
Vincent Van Gogh – John Goudge
Music composition – John Goudge
Costume – Cathie Sandy
Stage Manager – Karen Soulje
Technical – Beren Allen
Design Consultant – Sophie Kaiser
Copies of paintings – Geoff Allen