“Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray
the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world. No one had ever done
it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.”
In Vincent and the Doctor, acclaimed British screenwriter Richard Curtis
sets out to right a wrong. How could it be that an artist so loved and
whose paintings now sell for millions, could be so unappreciated in his
lifetime? Is it right that he died not knowing how much his work has
added to the pile of good things in the world?
Cue the Doctor, Amy and the TARDIS. Surely they can fix this injustice?
But can time travel also be used to cure depression? One invisible
monster is defeated, but when it comes to handling the troubled artist
the Doctor finds himself completely out of his depth.
This archive considers how the voices of the writers, the artist, the
monster and the paintings combine and clash to create a living work of
art in itself… one that cannot be contained within its many frames.