The year is 1633. The great visionary scientist, Galileo, is accused of heresy for arguing that the Earth moves round the sun. In Florence, his illegitimate daughter is living as a nun, a life ruled by poverty, tyrannical priests and the encroaching plague. But, from her cloistered world, Maria Celeste is her father's greatest source of strength and understanding. Galileo's Daughter
is based on the award-winning novel by Dava Sobel who also wrote the best-selling Longitude
. Timberlake Wertenbaker, author of Our Country's Good
and one of our leading playwrights, has created an extraordinary vision of the complex love between father and daughter. World Premiere. Presented by arrangement with Duncan C Weldon and Paul Elliott for Triumph Entertainment Ltd and The Fantozzi Company LCC.Performers Julian Glover, Rebecca Hall, Anna Carteret, James Laurenson, William Chubb.
Author Timberlake Wertenbaker (2004). Book by Dava Sobel. Producer Theatre Royal Bath. Company Peter Hall Company. Director Peter Hall. Design Kevin Rigdon. Lighting Peter Mumford. Costume Kevin Rigdon. Costume Trish Rigdon.