Last night I had the absolute pleasure of seeing A Life Of Galileo at the Swan Theatre (RSC) in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
In the year sixteen hundred and nine, the light of science shone in a modest house in Padua as Galileo set out to prove that the Sun is fixed and the Earth is on the move. This new translation of the story follows Galileo’s journey from lecturer in Padua to Florence and on to Rome, and his disputes with the Church.
It’s a brilliant story, made all the better by the terrific acting involved. Ian McDiarmid is his usual incredible self, seemingly relishing the titular role and really capturing the attentions of everyone at the show whenever he’s on stage. Matthew Aubrey does a great job as Andrea, Galileo’s apprentice; and Joel Gillman is excellent as well. It was also an absolute pleasure to catch up with my friend Gethin Anthony, who gave a great showing in several roles as part of the ensemble.
It’s an incredible show, and one I highly recommend that you go to see before the run ends on March 30th. Furhter information can be found here: http://www.rsc.org.uk/
Thanks for reading.