The Trials of Galileo

Starring Tim Hardy
By Emmy Award Winner Nic Young

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.

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The Universe is a divine miracle Galileo, not a clockwork toy!

In this reprimand by Pope Urban is contained Galileo’s tragedy - a mistaken belief that if he supplied the church with proof, he would enlighten the world while escaping persecution. He understood the science better than any man alive, but never grasped the politics. Until it was too late.

The Cast

Neil McEwan

"If this is what comes from flying too close to the sun,

then long may they continue"

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Creative Team

Director: Nic Young
Creative Producer: Max Lewendel
Cost Designer: Deborah Lawrence
Sound & Music: Theo Holloway
Lighting Designer: Dan Saggars
Stage Manager: Lisa Berrystone, Stevie Carty
Graphic Artist: Alison Hooper
Photographers: Dan Saggars, Steven Gray
Cellist: Anna-Helena McLean
Galileo's Drawings: Lou Yates
Set Construction: Deryk Cropper and RADA

The Cast

Galileo Galilei: Tim Hardy



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After a successful tour of the US, a sold-out run at the Brighton Fringe Festival and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, RSC actor Tim Hardy follows a highly successful transfer to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and multiple four-star reviews by bringing his solo show The Trials of Galileo to a more extensive audience as part of an Icarus tour.

The production was noticed by Icarus which decided to pick up the show after talks in the RADA cafe bar between 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 - now Artistic Director of Icarus Theatre Collective, and Emmy Award winning writer Nic Young.

Free programmes for school groups.
Each production can be accompanied by a full array of workshops and curricular activities.

Running Time

1h 10m straight-through
10-20m interval
20-40m post-show discussion


£950 single night
£1,450 two nights
£2750 split week
£4900 full week
all against a 75/25 split+VAT, where applicable
International bookings add:20% + travel + accommodation for two

Neil McEwan

"If this is what comes from flying too close to the sun,

then long may they continue"

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Reviews

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★★★★

British Theatre Guide

"An excellent piece of theatre, Hardy keeps a thinly veiled intelligence ever brooding beneath the surface of the man. Impossible to remember that the audience is watching an actor and not the real man".

★★★★

Three weeks

"Full of thought‐provoking contradiction, it is as soul‐breakingly bitter as it is heartbreakingly humorous".

★★★★

Remotegoat

"Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon. The writing, too, is faultless, and it would be easy to mistake the text for an early forgotten masterpiece by Stoppard or Bennett"

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What does our Community say?

Read our reviews over 24 productions

Trial of Galileo

RemoteGoat

★★★★★
"Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon, A fine production, and a fantastic example of a writer and performer at the top of their game".

How to be a Bad Girl

Deadline News

★★★★
"Chap's cheeky, witty and bold personality shines through as she sings the stories of her own life, and sometimes others - all with wonderful vocal ability and tone that excites and engages the mixed crowd that packed in to the room to see her."
Lucy Samson

Macbeth

Carrick Biz

★★★★
"Five Stars alone are due to the designers of the simple set and the expressive mood-setting lighting and sound. You'll find out what a bane-moon looks like."
David Kerr

Hamlet

Review Sphere

[Their] adaptation truly had rebranded Hamlet for the Game of Thrones age. It was daring and experimental and often risky, but it worked and proved that it is indeed a living and ever fluid piece of literature"
Caroline Malcolm Boulton

Trial of Galileo

RemoteGoat

"Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon, A fine production, and a fantastic example of a writer and performer at the top of their game".

How to be a Bad Girl

Deadline News

"Chap's cheeky, witty and bold personality shines through as she sings the stories of her own life, and sometimes others - all with wonderful vocal ability and tone that excites and engages the mixed crowd that packed in to the room to see her." Lucy Samson

Macbeth

Carrick Biz

"Five Stars alone are due to the designers of the simple set and the expressive mood-setting lighting and sound. You'll find out what a bane-moon looks like." David Kerr

Hamlet

Review Sphere

Icarus Theatre Collective's adaptation truly had rebranded Hamlet for the Game of Thrones age. It was daring and experimental and often risky, but it worked and proved that it is indeed a living and ever fluid piece of literature." Caroline Malcolm Boulton

Many Roads to Paradise

Uk Theatre Web

★★★★★
"For many reason this play should be seen by everyone. Drama students and theatre-lovers alike will applaud fine acting by the strongest of casts, you would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this"
Gene David Kirk

Journeys End

The Public Reviews

★★★★
"Journey’s End’ is very much an ensemble piece and it would be difficult and probably rather unfair to pick out one actor over another. Each and every performance is consummately delivered." Steve Burbridge

At the Mountains of Madness

Ija Pona

★★★★★
"We were treated to a show that was true to the H. P. Lovecraft original and made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I experienced frisson during last night."

Romeo & Juliet

British Theatre Guide

★★★★
Max Lewendel’s careful direction makes perfect sense of the tricky text, finding as much humour as possible in the early comic scenes. He keeps his actors on the move, each with purpose and justified intention.
Helen Brown

Many Roads to Paradise

Uk Theatre Web

★★★★★
"For many reason this play should be seen by everyone. Drama students and theatre-lovers alike will applaud fine acting by the strongest of casts, you would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this"
Gene David Kirk

Journeys End

The Public Reviews

★★★★
"Journey’s End’ is very much an ensemble piece and it would be difficult and probably rather unfair to pick out one actor over another. Each and every performance is consummately delivered." Steve Burbridge

At the Mountains of Madness

Ija Pona

★★★★★
"We were treated to a show that was true to the H. P. Lovecraft original and made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I experienced frisson during last night."

Romeo & Juliet

British Theatre Guide

★★★★
Max Lewendel’s careful direction makes perfect sense of the tricky text, finding as much humour as possible in the early comic scenes. He keeps his actors on the move, each with purpose and justified intention.
Helen Brown