Paul Hamilton in A Life of Galileo.  Photo by Ellie Kurttz.

Four stars
'Ian McDiarmid's spellbinding performance…Jodie McNee as Galileo's daughter, Matthew Aubrey as his most loyal acolyte and Martin Turner as an inflexible Inquisitor all impress.'
Guardian

Four stars
'Roxana Silbert's astringent and vigorous modern-dress production…a sharp new adaptation by Mark Ravenhill that emphasises the dark comedy….Ian McDiarmid's electrifying portrayal'
Independent

Four stars
'This lively and ultimately moving production makes big ideas zing and sing…a terrific performance by Ian McDiarmid…the vitality of Roxana Silbert's staging and Mark Ravenhill's nifty and highly theatrical script'
Daily Telegraph

Four stars
'The magisterial and mercurial performance of Ian McDiarmid…the quality of the craft in terms of set, costume and lighting design is top notch…the same is also true of the music…a strong and engaging production.'
Whatsonstage.com 

Four stars
'Roxana Silbert's stylish modern-dress production of Brecht's masterpiece...Galileo, expertly embodied by Ian McDiarmid'
Evening Standard

 

 

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