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
£20 Stage Floor Tickets are available for every performance
"If one masterwork seems more timely than ever, it is Life of Galileo – I can’t think of a more prescient play for our times." The Guardian, March 2017
BAFTA Award-winning film director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) returns to the Young Vic after his celebrated production of A Season in the Congo.
Brendan Cowell plays Galileo following his acclaimed performance in Yerma. Galileo makes an explosive discovery about the universe with his new invention – the telescope.
The show is performed in-the-round on a stunning set designed by Lizzie Clachan (Yerma, A Season in the Congo) with projections by 59 Productions (Feast, War Horse).
"Joe Wright's storming, spectacular production" The Times on A Season in the Congo
Cast and Creatives
Direction Joe Wright | Design Lizzie Clachan | Projections 59 Productions | Music Tom Rowlands | Light Jon Clark | Sound Tom Gibbons | Puppet Direction Sarah Wright | Dramaturg Sarah Tipple | Movement Javier de Frutos | Casting Julia Horan CDG
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
Projections 59 Productions
Music Tom Rowlands
Light Jon Clark
Sound Tom Gibbons
Puppet Direction Sarah Wright
Dramaturg Sarah Tipple
Movement Javier de Frutos
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Brendan Cowell, Billy Howle, Paul Hunter, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer, Anjana Vasan, Sarah Wright
The music of Tom Rowlands appears as part of this production courtesy of BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands to compose music for Life of Galileo! Read all about it on What's On Stage
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