Life of Galileo

Life of Galileo

Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. Brecht’s dramatisation of the battle between belief and reason considers whether proof matters when it inspires dissent. Joe Wright catapults Life of Galileo into the Young Vic’s Main House auditorium as you’ve never seen it before with design by Lizzie Clachan and video design by 59 Productions.

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By:
by Bertolt Brecht
Director:
Joe Wright
Songs by:
Tom Rowlands
Lighting:
Jon Clark
Sound:
Tom Gibbons
Design:
Lizzie Clachan
Cast list:
Brendan Cowell as Galileo, Billy Howle as Andrea, Paul Hunter as Sagredo and Anjana Vasan as Virginia, Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer and Sarah Wright
Life of Galileo Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 6 May, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 23 September, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 1 July, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 1 July, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

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Life of Galileo Customer reviews

Our Review

London is currently experiencing a mini festival of immersive productions of Bertolt Brecht plays. Hot on the heels of the recently opened revival of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, which transforms the Donmar Warehouse into a 1930s Chicago speakeasy and at times conscripts the audience into the action, the Young Vic now stages Life of Galileo as a kind of planetarium installation, with a... Read more

Latest Life of Galileo News & Features

The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands to score Young Vic's Life of Galileo as production extends
The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands to score Young Vic's Life of Galileo as production extends
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Young Vic have announced that The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands will compose original music for the venue's upcoming production of Life of Galileo which begins previews on 6 May with an official opening on 16 May 2017. The production has also extended its booking period to 1 July 2017. BAFTA winner Joe Wright directs this new version of Brecht’s Life of Galileo which will be accompanied by an original score from Tom Rowlands, founding member of the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. The pair have previously collaborated on the 2011 feature film 'Hanna'.

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Young Vic announces casting for The Life of Galileo including Brendan Cowell
Young Vic announces casting for The Life of Galileo including Brendan Cowell
Monday, March 27, 2017

The Young Vic Theatre have announced casting for their upcoming production of Brecht's The Life of Galileo which runs from 6 May to 24 June 2017. Brendan Cowell will star in the title role alongside Billy Howle as Andrea, Paul Hunter as Sagredo and Anjana Vasan as Virginia, Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer and Sarah Wright.

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