The Life of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Martin Jarvis

Unrelenting in his search for "simple truth" Galileo Galilei shatters beliefs held sacred for two thousand years. But, under threat of torture by the Holy Inquisition, his scientific and personal integrity are put to the test as he argues for his very life in a passionate debate over science, politics, religion and ethics that resonates to this day.

Production duration: 1 hr 59 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • 3rd Senator
    Neil Dickson
  • Adult Cosimo
    Neil Dickson
  • Philosopher
    Roy Dotrice
  • Cardinal Bellarimo
    Roy Dotrice
  • Puppet Master
    Roy Dotrice
  • Young Cosimo
    Jeannie Elias
  • Signora Sarti
    Jill Gascoine
  • Carnival Woman
    Jill Gascoine
  • Galileo Galilei
    Stacy Keach
  • Major Domo
    Peter Lavin
  • Andrea
    Peter Lavin
  • 1st Senator
    Robert Machray
  • Astronomer Clavius
    Robert Machray
  • Vanni
    Robert Machray
  • Chancellor
    Christopher Neame
  • Cardinal Barberini
    Christopher Neame
  • Pope
    Christopher Neame
  • Young Andrea
    Moira Quirk
  • Little Monk
    Darren Richardson
  • Fulganzio
    Darren Richardson
  • 2nd Senator
    Alan Shearman
  • Federzoni
    Alan Shearman
  • Sagredo
    Simon Templeman
  • Cardinal Inquisitor
    Simon Templeman
  • Virginia
    Joanne Whalley
  • Ludovico
    Matthew Wolf
  • 1st Monk
    Matthew Wolf

Team

  • David Hare
    Translator
  • Martin Jarvis
    Director