Galileo archiveConsidered by many to be one of Brecht's masterpieces, Galileo explores the question of a scientist's social and ethical responsibility, as the brilliant Galileo must choose between his life and his life's work when he is confronted with the demands of the Inquisition. Through his characterisation of the famous physicist, Brecht examines the issues of scientific morality and the difficult relationship between the intellectual and authority. Brecht's Galileo is not a hero - he is a man who loves life so much he is compelled to investigate its wholesome nature. Though he saves his own skin from the rigours of the Inquisition, he also saves his work for posterity, not to be of benefit to him in his own lifetime, but on behalf of humankind.


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Company: Playback Theatre
Director: Jon Lee
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Galileo (Play) production archive for QTIX code T264258097. Details of all Galileo archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1099782384

Archive Listings

20 May 03
24 May 03
Brentwood Theatre

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