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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, challenging the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church.
Life of Galileo at the Young Vic

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Joe Wright

Author:

Bertolt Brecht

Translation by John Willett


Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


BAFTA winner Joe Wright directs brecht's classic play.


Brendan Cowell takes the title role, returning to the Young Vic following his performance in Yerma.


Synopsis


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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Box office tel: 020 7922 2922

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 6 May 2017

Press night:Tuesday 16 May 2017

Closes:Saturday 24 June 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (except 29 May)

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
(6 - 15 May) £10, £20

Standard:

£10, £20, £29, £38


NOte: Public booking opens at 10 AM on Weds 1 Feb.


Concessions:

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance.


Early booking advised.


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Cast


Ayesha Antoine 

Jason Barnett

Brendan Cowell

Billy Howle

Paul Hunter

Joshua James

Bettrys Jones

Alex Murdoch

Brian Pettifer

Anjana Vasan

Sarah Wright


Creatives


Director: Joe Wright
Designer: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Tom Gibbons
Projections: 59 Productions
Video designer: Lysander Ashton for 59 Productions
Dramaturg: Sarah Tipple 
Puppetry: Sarah Wright (direction)

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