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.

Contains: Strong Language, Offensive Language

Production duration: 1 hr 59 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team

Characters

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

Team

  • David Hare
    Translator
  • Martin Jarvis
    Director