The Trials Of Galileo (Hint Of Lime Productions)
By Veronika Kallus | Published on Friday 12 August 2011
“You could have heard a mouse fart”. Galileo Galilei, wonderfully outlined by Tim Hardy in this one-man show, lets the audience look into his heart when he takes them on a most personal discourse of his famous trials. Deeply Catholic, Galileo has indubitable proof that the Sun is the central point of our universe; Catholic dogma, on the other hand, states that Earth is the centre of God’s creation. So how do you live with knowledge? Do you choose truth or life? With a delicious dollop of sarcasm and wit, Hardy attempts to describe such inner conflict. A fine and sarcastic play full of thought-provoking contradiction, it is as soul-breakingly bitter as it is heart-breakingly humorous.
C aquila, 4 – 29 Aug (not 15), 6.50pm (8.05pm), £7.50 – £10.50, fpp306.
tw rating 4/5