NEWS: The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands to Compose Music for Life of Galileo

The news will see Tom Rowlands reuniting with director Joe Wright to compose original music for the Young Vic production of Brecht’s Life of Galileo. 

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Founding member of English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowlands will work with the BAFTA winning director to compose an original score for the Young Vic’s upcoming production of Brecht’s play. The pair first collaborated for the 2011 film Hanna.

Talking about the news, Tom Rowlands said: “When Joe approached me with the idea I was excited at the thought of doing something totally new. I was also happy to rekindle my creative collaboration with Joe as he always makes something inspiring and stimulating.” 

It has also been confirmed that the production will now play at the Young Vic until the 1st July.

Galileo uses the newly invented telescope to make ground-breaking discoveries about the planets that set him on a collision course with authority. In challenging the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe, he is challenging the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. Brecht’s timeless play about the conflict between science and dogma is more topical today than ever before. 
Performed in the round, Life of Galileo will include in its cast Brendan Cowell in the title role who was last seen at the Young Vic in the critically acclaimed production of Yerma.
The rest of the cast will feature Ayesha Antoine, Jason Barnett, Billy Howle, Paul Hunter, Joshua James, Bettrys Jones, Alex Murdoch, Brian Pettifer, Anjana Vasan and Sarah Wright.

 

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes design by Lizzie Clachan, projections by 59 Productions, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Tom Gibbons.

Life of Galileo will play at the Young Vic Theatre from the 6th May until the 1st July. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/Life-of-Galileo