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Galileo

Galileo
by Bertolt Brecht, trans. Charles Laughton

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 A B O U T


What happens when power and truth come into conflict?

Bertolt Brecht's classic play depicts the struggles of Galileo with the Catholic Church over his discoveries about the movements of the planets. When an scientific idea undermines people's religion, should it be co-opted or suppressed? How strong can science be when its findings are heretical and its conclusions contrary to common sense?

Written in the context of Nazi Germany, this play now takes on a new relevance as the battle between religion and science plays out in modern American classrooms. This production uses unusual staging and new technology to give a unique spin to this story.

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 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

£6 adults
£3 concessions

advance booking only

Thu 27 July 2006, 8pm
Fri 28 July 2006, 8pm
Sat 29 July 2006, 3pm
Sat 29 July 2006, 8pm

C A S T

Galileo Galilei

Gary Adams

Mathematician / Monk / First Secretary / Ballad Singer's Wife

Natasha Agnew

Ludovico Marsili

Stephen Balchin

Sagredo / Infuriated Monk / Ballad Singer

Phil Braithwaite

Philosopher (Rector) / Doge / Fat Prelate / Town Crier

Ken Buddell

First Senator / Cardinal Barberini, later Pope Urban VIII

Basil Clarke

Virginia Galilei

Antoinette di Michele

Cosmo di Medici / Young Girl / Boy

Sarah Fox

Lord Chamberlain / Scholar / Giuseppe / Guard

Andy Grant

Andrea Sarti (as a boy)

Sam Kenny

Andrea Sarti (as a young man)

Mansoor Mir

Federzoni / Customs Officer

Jennifer Moorby

Priuli / Young Lady / Second Secretary / Informer / Clerk

Salley Rear

Second Senator / Old Cardinal / Inquisitor

Paul Robinson

Matti / Second Monk

Tim Saward

Little Monk

Anthony Townsend

Elderly Lady / Clavius / Cardinal Bellarmin / Peasant

Rosemary Watt-Wyness

Mrs Sarti / Friend

Jackie Withnall

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Producer / Technical Design

Tim Saward

Direction / Choreography

Carla MacLean

Costume, Production

Khadija Cheetham-Slade

Lighting / Sound

Peter Raggett

Lighting Operation

Vaughan Prosser

Construction

Stephen Cahill-Hayes

Accent Coaching

Jennifer Leigh Jellicorse

Song Coaching

Chris Pethers

Props

Thos Ribbits

Stage Manager

Kate Harper

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