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.
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.
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
Galileo Galilei: Tim Hardy
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.
1h 10m straight-through
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
"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".
"Full of thought‐provoking contradiction, it is as soul‐breakingly bitter as it is heartbreakingly humorous".
"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"