In the year sixteen hundred and nine
The light of science shone
In a modest house in Padua
As Galileo set out to prove
That the sun is fixed
And the earth is on the move
Arguably Brecht's greatest play, A Life of Galileo beautifully captures a brilliant discovery that changed the world.
This new translation by RSC Writer in Residence Mark Ravenhill is directed by Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, whose most recent work for the company includes Measure for Measure, Richard III and Dunsinane.
The RSC British Writer in Residence is generously supported by the COLUMBIA FOUNDATION FUND of the CAPITAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION