Book, music and lyrics by Martin Waddington

Eight years after its original production, GALILEO the MUSICAL lives again, but with new musical material and augmented orchestrations. This exciting project is being produced at the NEW WOLSEY THEATRE in Ipswich by Gallery Players from 9th July 2014.

From the moment Galileo started looking through the newly-invented telescope, the Earth was unceremoniously dethroned from its proud position in the centre of the universe, and replaced with the Sun. The Catholic Church found itself on the defensive, and Galileo’s life – and that of his family – was thrown into turmoil and danger.

Would his brilliant mind and lack of tact lead him into the hands of the dreaded Inquisition, or would the light of Science be allowed to shine into the future?

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