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"Life of Galileo" casting update!
Casting update for Life of Galileo, which opens at the Olivier, NT 6 July 2006, following previews from 28 June - booking to 8 Aug 2006
Joining the previously mentioned Simon Russell Beale (Galileo), is Oliver Ford Davies (The Cardinal Inquisitor), Zubin Varla (The Little Monk, Fulganzio), Andrew Woodall (Cardinal Barberini, later Pope ), Tim McMullan (The Chancellor / Official (sc 10) , Ryan Watson (Andrea Sarti, as a boy), Bryan Dick (Andrea Sarti, older), Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Virginia, Galileo’s daughter), Julia Ford (Signora Sarti ), Dermot Kerrigan (Federzoni, the lens grinder), Duncan Bell (Sagredo, Galileo’s friend ), Bertie Carvel (Ludovico Marsili ), Jamie Manton (Cosimo De Medici, as a boy), Tristan Beint (Cosimo De Medici, older/ First Monk/ First Clerk/ Guarding Monk), Ian Barritt (Chamberlain/ Very Old Cardinal/ Vanni), Simon Merrells (Philosopher/ Clavius/ The Rector ), Christopher Gilling (Mathematician/ Astronomer), Amit Shah (Second Monk/ Second Clerk ), Sam Spruell (Cardinal Bellarmin/ Footman ), Marcus Cunningham (Ballad-Singer/ Guard/ Peasant), Sarah Annis (1st Girl/ Ballad-Singer's Wife), Natalie Best (2nd Girl), Lucy Vandi (3rd Girl ), Steven Williams (Boy ).
Directed by Howard Davies, designed by Bunny Christie, lighting by Mark Henderson.
Galileo’s astonishing proof that the earth moves around the sun shatters a belief held sacred for two thousand years. Considered an enemy of humanity, he’s threatened with torture and faced with a terrible choice: integrity versus intellectual sell-out.