Four Cut Sunflowers
    By Manon Harvey

    21:30, Thu 15th June 2023 at Corpus Playroom
    21:30, Sat 17th June 2023 at Corpus Playroom
    20:35, Mon 14th – Sat 19th August 2023 at theSpace @ Surgeons' Hall
    20:35, Mon 21st – Sat 26th August 2023 at theSpace @ Surgeons' Hall
    Easter Week 7 to Summer Vacation

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    Mental Illness

    Four Cut Sunflowers: CUADC x Edinburgh Fringe play 2023

    ‘When light and dark converge, it is an act of creation…’.

    It’s the late 19th century. Modernity is taking hold of Europe… Socialism, feminism and ‘modernity’ is fastening its grip, and conservatism and the classical tradition is on its way out.

    This play follows the true story of Johanna Van-Gogh Bonger, the woman who single-handedly made Vincent Van Gogh one of the most influential figures in western art history. Formerly an unknown and marginalised figure, this play aims to shed light on her incredible and inspiring life, and reveal the woman behind the artist.

    This is a story about desire, grief, guilt, passion and politics. It calls into question why we create art, and what it means to leave an imprint on the world.


    Johanna Van Gogh
    Theo Van Gogh
    Vincent Van Gogh
    Willemien Van Gogh

    Production Team

    Writer / Associate Director –
    Assistant Director
    Projectionist –
    Lighting Designer
    Publicity Designer