AMPAG, Belvoir Belvoir:Life of Galileo

Life of Galileo

Image Credits: Colin Friels, image by Daniel Boud

August 2019

Wed 07 

07:30 PM

Belvoir

Belvoir

25 Belvoir Street

SydneyNSW

 
 

A portrait of a man who realises the entire system is based on lies – and of his backdown when the forces of money and orthodoxy threaten him.

“They try to flay you with statistics, whip you with numbers, hide behind the tyranny of mathematics. But I say, nothing’s hidden. Open your eyes.” – Galileo

Brecht’s classic play of individual liberty and political suppression hits the Belvoir stage with the redoubtable Colin Friels as the wily, pugnacious scientist. A portrait of a man who realises the entire system is based on lies – and of his backdown when the forces of money and orthodoxy threaten him.

Has Galileo betrayed science and the future? Or has he just found a more subtle way of speaking truth to power?