Skip to main content

Box Office

Visit us

Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo
London , SE1 8LZ

Connect with The Young vic

Newsletter Sign up

Menu
Brendan Cowell stares down the lens of the camera with a beautiful pink and purple star field superimposed over a full length shot of him
-

Life of Galileo

By Bertolt Brecht
Translation by John Willett
Direction Joe Wright

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

Main House

"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). The show will have original music by The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands and 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

With

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

Click here to visit our Access page.

You may also like: