Galileo’s incredible discovery that the earth moves around the sun destroys a belief held sacred for two millennia. As a result he is considered an enemy of humanity, threatened with torture and faced with a terrible choice: integrity versus intellectual sell-out.
Bertolt Brecht’s play, written on the cusp of the Second World War, examines social responsibility and the conflict between reason and faith.
Simon Russell Beale, Sarah Annis, Ian Barritt, Tristan Beint, Duncan Bell, Natalie Best, Bertie Carvel, Marcus Cunningham, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Bryan Dick, Julia Ford, Oliver Ford Davies, Christopher Gilling, Dermot Kerrigan, Jamie Manton, Tim McMullan, Simon Merrells, Joseph Scatley, Amit Shah, Sam Spruell, Lucy Vandi, Zubin Varla, Ryan Watson, Andrew Woodall
Director - Howard Davies
Producer - National Theatre
Designer - Bunny Christie
Choreographer - Stuart Hopps
Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson
Sound - Paul Groothuis
Author - Bertolt Brecht
Adapted By - in a version by David Hare