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National Theatre - Olivier Theatre - Londres - Angleterre

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Galileo s astonishing proof that the earth moves around the sun shatters a belief held sacred for two thousand years. Considered an enemy of humanity, he s threatened with torture and faced with a terrible choice: integrity versus intellectual sell-out.

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Première Preview: mercredi 28 juin 2006
Première: jeudi 06 juillet 2006
Dernière: mardi 31 octobre 2006

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Mise en scène:
Howard Davies
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Avec:
Simon Russell Beale (Galileo), Oliver Ford Davies (The Cardinal Inquisitor), Zubin Varla (The Little Monk, Fulganzio), Andrew Woodall (Cardinal Barberini, later Pope ), Tim McMullan (The Chancellor / Official (sc 10) , Ryan Watson (Andrea Sarti, as a boy), Bryan Dick (Andrea Sarti, older), Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (Virginia, Galileo s daughter), Julia Ford (Signora Sarti ), Dermot Kerrigan (Federzoni, the lens grinder), Duncan Bell (Sagredo, Galileo s friend ), Bertie Carvel (Ludovico Marsili ), Jamie Manton (Cosimo De Medici, as a boy), Tristan Beint (Cosimo De Medici, older/ First Monk/ First Clerk/ Guarding Monk), Ian Barritt (Chamberlain/ Very Old Cardinal/ Vanni), Simon Merrells (Philosopher/ Clavius/ The Rector ), Christopher Gilling (Mathematician/ Astronomer), Amit Shah (Second Monk/ Second Clerk ), Sam Spruell (Cardinal Bellarmin/ Footman ), Marcus Cunningham (Ballad-Singer/ Guard/ Peasant), Sarah Annis (1st Girl/ Ballad-Singer's Wife), Natalie Best (2nd Girl), Lucy Vandi (3rd Girl ), Steven Williams (Boy)

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NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Spectacular production." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Urgent, bitingly funny and morally devastating modern-dress production...Simon Russell Beale's brilliant performance " CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Superb production." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Sharp, actable adaptation." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Howard Davies has put the production into modern dress with surprising, often illuminating results." JOHN THAXTER for THE STAGE says, " He [Simon Russell Beale] triumphs in the central role."

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