Life of Galileo
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm (except 29 May)
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm
£10, £20, £29, £38
Previews: (6 - 15 May) £10, £20
"Joe Wright dazzles" The Guardian on Anna Karenina
BAFTA Award-winning film director Joe Wright (Atonement, Anna Karenina) returns to the Young Vic after his celebrated production of A Season in the Congo, with Brendan Cowell in the title role following his acclaimed performance in Yerma. Galileo makes an explosive discovery about the universe with his new invention – the telescope. Brecht’s masterpiece about science, power and belief is a play for our times. The production will be performed in-the-round on a stunning set designed by Lizzie Clachan (Yerma, A Season in the Congo) and with projections by 59 Productions (Feast, War Horse).
Cast and Creatives
Direction Joe Wright | Design Lizzie Clachan | Video 59 Productions | Light Jon Clark | Sound Tom Gibbons | Puppet Direction Sarah Wright | Dramaturg Sarah Tipple
With Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Brendan Cowell, Billy Howle, Paul Hunter, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer, Anjana Vasan, Sarah Wright
Direction Joe Wright
Design Lizzie Clachan
Video 59 Productions
Light Jon Clark
Sound Tom Gibbons
Puppet Direction Sarah Wright
Dramaturg Sarah Tipple
Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Brendan Cowell, Billy Howle, Paul Hunter, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer, Anjana Vasan, Sarah Wright
Director Joe Wright returns to London theatre with Life of Galileo. Read about our 2017 season on The Guardian Brendan Cowell takes the title role in a production of Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Read The Evening Standard's round up of the Young vic's 2017 season. BAFTA-winning director Joe Wright returns to the Young Vic with Life of Galileo. Read more about our 2017 season on What's On Stage. The Young Vic's new season includes Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Read more on The Stage.
Theatre.London has seven reasons to be excited about the 2017 Young Vic season and Life of Galileo is one of them! Brendan Cowell plays the genius astronomer in Brecht’s greatest play Life Of Galileo. Read more on Official Theatre London.
Audio described performance 7 June, 2.30pm
Captioned performance 20 June, 7.30pm