TitleThe Life of Galileo
AuthorBrecht, Bertolt
Author TwoHare, David (in a version by)
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night6/28/2006
Press Night7/6/2006
Closing Night10/31/2006
Performance Length3 hours, 15 minutes (including two 15 minute intervals)
Number of Performances59
Performer Roles
ROLE130445Beale; Simon Russell (12/01/1961-)Galileo Galilei
ROLE130446Watson; RyanAndrea Sarti, as a boy
ROLE130447Ford; JuliaSignora Sarti, housekeeper
ROLE130448Carvel; BertieLudovico Marsili, a student
ROLE130449McMullan; TimThe University Chancellor, Signor Priuli
ROLE130450Bell; DuncanSagredo, a friend of Galileo's
ROLE130451Walsh; Elizabeth DermotVirginia, Galileo's daughter
ROLE130452Manton; JamieCosimo de Medici, as a boy
ROLE130453Barritt; IanThe Court Chamberlain
ROLE130454Merrells; SimonThe Philosopher
ROLE130455Gilling; ChristopherThe Mathematician
ROLE130456Kerrigan; DermotFederzoni, the lens grinder
ROLE130457Beint; TristanFirst Monk
ROLE130458Shah; AmitSecond Monk
ROLE130459Barritt; IanThe Senior Cardinal
ROLE130460Merrells; SimonClavius, the Papal astronomer
ROLE130461Varla; ZubinThe Little Monk
ROLE130462Woodall; AndrewCardinal Barberini, later Pope Urban VIII
ROLE130463Spruell; SamCardinal Bellarmine
ROLE130464Best; NatalieWoman of Reputation
ROLE130465Vandi; LucyWoman of Reputation
ROLE130466Davies; Oliver FordThe Cardinal Inquisitor
ROLE130467Dick; BryanAndrea Sarti, older
ROLE130468Cunningham; MarcusCarnival Singer
ROLE130469Annis; SarahCarnival Singer
ROLE130470Best; NatalieCarnival Singer
ROLE130471Vandi; LucyCarnival Singer
ROLE130472Barritt; IanVanni, the industrialist
ROLE130473McMullan; TimThe Rude Official
ROLE130474Beint; TristanCosimo de Medici, older
ROLE130475Gilling; ChristopherThe Official of the Inquisition
ROLE130476Beint; TristanThe Guarding Monk
ROLE106615Speed; AndrewAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE131048Scatley; JosephUnderstudy: Young Andrea / Understudy: Young Cosimo
Creative Roles
ROLE117288Higgs; PaulMusic Director / Keyboards
ROLE130477Allen; SimonDulcimer / Percussion / Double Bass
ROLE130478Henry; MelanieAlto Saxophone / Soprano Saxophone / Bass Clarinet
ROLE113904Hopkins; PhilipPercussion
ROLE130479Townsend; JoeViolin / Mandolin / Banjo
ROLE120781Toy; KatherineAccordian
ROLE129694Davies; HowardDirector
ROLE104514Christie; BunnyDesigner
ROLE105997Henderson; MarkLighting Designer
ROLE104380Cunneen; PaddyMusic
ROLE116204Hopps; StuartMovement Director
ROLE104389King; TerryFight Director
ROLE108080Groothuis; PaulSound Designer
ROLE130480Hopps; StuartChoreographer
ROLE113182Holderness; LaurenceProduction Manager
ROLE130481Curry; NathanStaff Director
ROLE104744Montemuro; TrishStage Manager
ROLE106614Bardsley; FionaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE104746Fox; ValerieAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106620Bench; JanetCostume Supervisor
ROLE130482Clarke; MirandaAssistant to the Costume Supervisor
ROLE128213Manley; JamesAssistant Production Manager
ROLE116962Murray; NickDesign Associate
ROLE130483Straker; DickProjecton (for Mesmer)
ROLE130484Annis; SarahDance Captain
ROLE128322Adams; PhijKeyboard Programming
ROLE128323Drew; JamesKeyboard Programming
ROLE110257Ashmore; CatherineProduction Photographer
ROLE129678Binks; Steven / SteveAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE103319Brecht; Bertolt (1898-1956)Playwright
RNT/AE/1/1/15The Life of Galileo18 August 2006Digital Performance Videos
RNT/PP/5/453The Life of Galileo2006Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/845The Life of GalileoMay 2006 - November 2006 Press Production Review Files
RNT/PL/3/926Howard Davis on Life of Galileo17 August 2006Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/PR/3/643The Life of GalileoJuly 2006Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/1/3/267The Life of Galileo6 July 2006Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/2/3/261The Life of Galileo7 July 2006Olivier Posters
RNT/CO/1/643bThe Life of Galileo2006Costume Department Production Files
RNT/CO/1/643aThe Life of Galileo2006Costume Department Production Files
PC/1/82The Life of Galileo3 October 2006Set Photographs
RNT/AE/1/2/5Howard Davies on The Life of Galileo17 August 2006Platform Video Recordings
RNT/AE/1/1/16The Life of Galileo18 August 2006Digital Performance Videos
RNT/PR/2/4/358'Playing with Fire' - Originalc. [August] 2005Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/380Production News from Royal National Theatre10 April 2006Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/410'Life of Galileo'c. [June] 2006Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/404Travelex £10 Season c. [April] 2006Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/SM/2/4/164The Life of Galileo2006Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PO/5/303The Life of Galileo2006Set Photographs
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