Young Vic announces full casting for ‘Life of Galileo’


By Bertolt Brecht 

Directed by Joe Wright 

BAFTA winning director Joe Wright (AtonementAnna Karenina) returns to the Young Vic after his celebrated production of A Season in the Congo with his new production of Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo, playing in the Young Vic’s Main House auditorium from Saturday 6 May to Saturday 24 June, 2017.

Brendan Cowell takes the title role and is joined by Billy Howle as Andrea, Paul Hunter as Sagredo and Anjana Vasan as Virginia, alongside an ensemble cast including Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer and Sarah Wright.

The production will be performed in-the-round on a stunning set designed by Lizzie Clachan (YermaA Season in the Congo) and with projections by 59 Productions (City of Glass, FeastWar Horse).

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.

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