“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 truth, lies and science 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
Set and Costume Designer Zoe Atkinson
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer and Sound Designer Jethro Woodward
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
Wednesday Matinee + Schools Performance
11.30am, 14 August
(Please note this is a schools performance. Matinee prices reflected below are General Public prices. If you are a school group wishing to book, please contact us on [email protected])
1pm, 22 August
1pm, 29 August
1pm, 5 September
6.30pm, 25 July
Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes inc. interval
Single tickets on sale now.
|Premium In-The-Round Rows||A-Reserve In-The-Round Rows|
|Weekday Evenings + Sat Mat||Weekend Evenings||Weekday Matinee||Weekday Evenings + Sat Mat||Weekend Evenings||Weekday Matinee|
|Full Price (adult)^||$80||$85||$70||$75||$80||$65|
|Mates Rates (Adult)||$70||$75||$60||$70||$75||$60|
Please note the 11.30am performance on 14 August is a schools performance with tickets also available to the General Public. Matinee prices reflected above are General Public prices. However, if you are a school group wishing to book for the 11.30am performance 14 August please contact us on [email protected] for schools pricing.
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“Intellectually and theatrically exhilarating”The Australian
★★★★ “Incredibly politically relevant”Theatre Now
“The 21st century needs works like Life of Galileo”Broadway World
★★★★1/2 “Colin Friels is electrifying in the title role, leading his incredible cast with great strength”State Of The Art