“They try to flay you with statistics, whip you with numbers, hide behind the tyranny of mathematics. But I say, nothing’s hidden. Open your eyes.” – Galileo
Brecht’s classic play of individual liberty and political suppression hits the Belvoir stage with the redoubtable Colin Friels as the wily, pugnacious scientist. A portrait of a man who realises the entire system is based on lies – and of his backdown when the forces of money and orthodoxy threaten him.
Has Galileo betrayed science and the future? Or has he just found a more subtle way of speaking truth to power?
This is a classic for good reason – every page has a provocative thought to it, and the drama is pitched perfectly.
It’s also an invigorating guide for how to navigate the age of Trump/Brexit/Putin. At its heart is one of those roles that actors live for. Colin Friels has yearned his whole life to play this part. Don’t miss it.
Supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation
Stage Manager Tanya Leach
Assistant Stage Manager Bronte Schuftan
3 August – 15 September 2019
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
7.30pm, 3 August
6.30pm, 4 August
7.30pm, 6 August
Opening Night (invitation only)
7.30pm, 7 August
20 August, directly following the performance
1pm, 22 August
1pm, 29 August
1pm, 5 September
6.30pm, 25 July