Galileo's astonishing proof that the earth moves around the sun shatters a belief held sacred for two thousand years. Considered an enemy of humanity, he's threatened with torture and faced with a terrible choice: integrity versus intellectual sell-out.Performers Ian McDiarmid (Galileo), Jodie McNee (Virginia), 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), 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).
Author Bertolt Brecht. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Translation Mark Ravenhill. Director Roxana Silbert. Design Tom Scutt. Lighting Rick Fisher. Music Nick Powell. Sound Nick Powell. Director Struan Leslie (movement).