Life Of Galileo
Drama

Young Vic

Life Of Galileo

06 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017

£10.00 - £38.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

3.9 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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Galileo makes an explosive discovery about the universe with his new invention – the telescope. The establishment is in an uproar over his powerful challenge to their worldview and their entrenched religious beliefs.

Young Vic [Off West End]

“Exuberant and inventive... A beautiful puppet Galileo... Full of great images, and expressive movement... Admirable performances”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Exuberant... For a serious political play, it’s a hell of a light-show. Glowing at its centre is the phenomenal Brendan Cowell.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Wright makes [it] feel urgently relevant... Cowell anchors this meaty show with a performance that’s admirably full-blooded.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“A technologically whizzy production which, not stinting on spectacle, humour or vivacity, ensures that time flies.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Highly compelling revival... Clachan’s design is modelled on a planetary ring system... Cowell is magnificent... Recommended.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“A giddy momentum... Cowell leads the night from the front, a charismatic, self-deprecating beacon of energy... Fizzing with life”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Fizzing new production... Cowell’s excellent... Rough-and-ready, buzzing with invention and driven by a throbbing soundtrack.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Absorbing, intellectually stimulating and strikingly designed staging of Brecht... Theatre that fires the mind.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Coruscating production... steers cleverly between respect and playfulness... all the intellectual points have flesh on them.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Wright, in a staging that is at once experimental and respectful, brings out the humour and hence the humanity of the play.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Brecht’s play is amusing and instructive... Superb production... running, jumping and rarely static... Blazing theatricality.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Ambitions as all-encompassing as the universe itsellf... A few clouds, but look up to see Galileo’s stars shine forth.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Hefty... A coup de theatre on steroids... Cowell is a perfect fit for Galileo... Does, now and then, make the Earth move.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

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