Image: Young Vic
Translation by John Willett
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.
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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London SE1 8LZ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (except 29 May)
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
£10, £20, £29, £38
NOte: Public booking opens at 10 AM on Weds 1 Feb.
A limited number of discounts are available for each performance.
Early booking advised.
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)