A Life of Galileo

Mark Ravenhill's new translation of Brecht's play captured the excitement of scientific discovery, the contradictions in Galileo's character and the disillusionment of his followers when he recanted.

Directed by Roxana Silbert, A Life of Galileo featured Ian McDiarmid in the title role, described as 'electrifying' by the Independent. 

A Life of Galileo played in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 31 January to 30 March 2013.

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Gethin Anthony - Cardinal Bellarmin 
Matthew Aubrey - Andrea 
Adam Burton - Vanni 
Jake Fairbrother - Ludovico 
Joel Gillman - Little Monk 
Nia Gwynne - First Scholar 
Paul Hamilton – Federzoni 
Susan Momoko Hingley - Ballad Singer's Wife 
Joan Iyiola - Ensemble 
Youssef Kerkour - Philosopher 
Chris Lew Kum Hoi - Cosimo De Medici 
Siu Hun Li - Very Thin Monk 
Ian McDiarmid - Galileo Galilei 
Jodie Mcnee - Virginia 
Patrick Romer - Very Old Cardinal/Senator 
Sadie Shimmin - Mrs Sarti 
James Tucker - Bursar 
Martin Turner - Sagredo/Cardinal Inquisitor Required 
Philip Whitchurch - Cardinal Barberini/Ballad Singer


Director - Roxana Silbert 
Designer - Tom Scutt 
Lighting - Rick Fisher 
Music and Sound - Nick Powell 
Movement - Struan Leslie

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