For those who have queued for hours to catch a quick glimpse of a static, gilt-framed Van Gogh painting hanging in a museum, this is the perfect way to really see his work come to life. It’s not rushed; rather it allows the audience to walk around freely, interact with his work like never before, and engage with art in a new and accessible way.
Possibly it’s the way forward; a way of creating a safe space for audiences to move around socially distanced, and without taking away the joy of what theatres do best. As Fiona Allan, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of The Birmingham Hippodrome, explains:
“We pride ourselves on bringing high quality and compelling cultural experiences to the people of the West Midlands, making things accessible and that the whole family can experience. We can operate this exhibition safely during this time of social distancing.”
OK, I never got to see Monet come to life in Paris but at least I got to see Van Gogh come to life right on my doorstep.
Van Gogh live runs until 31 December 2020, for tickets CLICK HERE