The play is a fitting choice; the theatre's new Colourworks home, which it is moving to after ten years on Arcola Street, was the former home of Reeves whose colour blocks were made famous by artists such as Turner and Constable.
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Directed by Arcola artistic director Mehmet Ergen, the production, which continues until 12 February, stars Toby Jones as Turner with Niamh Cusack as mistress and mother of his two children, Sarah Danby. The cast also features Amanda Boxer, Jim Bywater, Denise Gough and Ian Midlane.