The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands to score Young Vic's Life of Galileo as production extends

Joe Wright's production extends booking

The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands to score Young Vic's Life of Galileo as production extends

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'.

Rowlands said of the news: "When Joe approached me with the idea I was excited at the thought of doing something totally new. I was also happy to rekindle my creative collaboration with Joe as he always makes something inspiring and stimulating."

Performed in-the-round, Life of Galileo will transform Young Vic’s Main House with design by Lizzie Clachan and projections by 59 Productions. The full cast features Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Brendan Cowell, Billy Howle, Paul Hunter, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer, Anjana Vasan and Sarah Wright.

Tom Rowlands is one half of The Chemical Brothers, an electronic music duo formed with Ed Simons in 1992. Some of their biggest hit singles include: "Hey Boy Hey Girl", "Galvanize", "Setting Sun" and "Block Rockin’ Beats". To date, they have released eight studio albums, won four Grammy Awards, had six UK Number One albums and sold-out some of the world’s largest arenas.

Tickets for Life of Galileo are now on sale to 1 July.

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