The Paintstripper Monologues

Brave Bold Drama community interest company: 10708381

The Paintstripper Monologues

11953494_1632055803700906_2188100364120296051_o
12020110_1646740735583569_1017371440_o
12032635_1632055963700890_9006927453441507759_o

Photography: Dave Whitecliff

Say Van Gogh and we think of sunflowers. The life of the artist; his struggles, his passions and his doubts now lie almost hidden within his paintings.


The Paintstripper Monologues delve underneath the layers of paint and canvass to reveal the life of the artist beneath. 


A collection of four companion pieces, the Paintstripper Monologues reveal the lives of Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Rene Magritte and Tamara de Lempicka. Commissioned by Southbank Bristol Arts Trail they were performed in pop-up venues including the Tobacco Factory at the 2015 Arts Trail weekend.


Written & directed by Gill Simmons


Performed by Paul Lawless, Rachael Moon, Isa Vargas and Martin Whatley


With thanks to the venues who hosted a Paintstripper Monologue.

Believe the arts should be for everyone?
You can support our work here.
Thank you!

award-winning theatre

community creativity