Ayesha Antoine Opens In The Life Of Galileo

Joe Wright directs Brecht’s story of a scientific visionary

Brecht’s ‘Life of Galileo’ is, as the name suggests, the story of the revolutionary inventor of the telescope – and the furious response from the establishment who wanted to keep on believing the world was flat. BAFTA-award winning director Joe Wright (known for his luscious movie adaptations ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Atonement’) is taking on this theatre classic, as a follow-up to last year’s ‘A Season in the Congo’ for Young Vic.

Fittingly enough, it’ll be performed in-the-round, and set to original music by The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands. And with striking design from reliably excellent Lizzie Clachan, along with hi-tech video work, you shouldn’t need a telescope to see the action.

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