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Galileo - A Pope's Tale

International Tour
July - Dec 2018
Galileo

Galileo - A Pope's Tale

By Nic Young
Directed by Max Lewendel

Starring Tim Hardy

History is written by the winners.

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Emmy-Award Winning author Nic Young - press for his last play:

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Play Information

Four hundred years after his famous trial, Galileo is history's winner - the heroic underdog who fought for science, the little man who spoke 'truth to power'. And that power - the Catholic Pope, Urban VIII - is now firmly cast in the role of history's villain. But what if 'power' knew something the little man didn't? What happens when history's 'villain' gets the chance to speak? In this unique play, we flip the mirror of one history's most defining encounters and tell the awkward, uncomfortable side of the Galileo story.

Companion piece to critically acclaimed The Trials of Galileo

In his remarkable one-man tour de force - The Trials of Galileo - Tim Hardy gave us Galileo's brutal characterisation of his nemesis, Pope Urban. Now, in The Pope's Tale, Tim gives us Urban's take on Galileo.

Two towering performances emerge from the same actor, telling two conflicting versions of the same slice of history in successive shows, back to back.

Only an actor of Tim Hardy's extraordinary versatility could hope to pull it off.

Emmy Award winning writer Nic Young re-joins Tim Hardy (faculty at RADA who has worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End, and starred in major European tours), his former student Max Lewendel, and Icarus resident composer, Theo Holloway.

Photo Gallery - from The Trials of Galileo

Creative Team

Starring: Tim Hardy
Author: Nic Young
Director: Max Lewendel
Co-Producer: Theo Holloway
Set Designer: TBA
Costume Designer: TBA
Sound & Music: Theo Holloway
Lighting Designer: TBA
Stage Manager: TBA
Graphic Artist: TBA
Photographer: TBA
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