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What's on/Brighton Fringe 2022/The Trials of Galileo

"'Proof' denies faith, and without faith we are nothing. The universe is a divine miracle, Galileo, not a clockwork toy." Pope Urban (1624)


In this reprimand by Pope Urban is Galileo's tragedy, a mistaken belief that if he supplied the church with proof that the planets revolve around the sun, he would enlighten the world while escaping persecution. He was wrong.


Galileo never understood his differences with the Church were not about reason, logic, and scientific fact. They were about politics. When he finally came to realise this, on trial for heresy, it was too late.


Written by Emmy Award Winner Nic Young. A regular with the RSC, Hardy has previously toured The Trials of Galileo throughout the UK, America, Malta, and Spain and had a sold out critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. He will soon be seen in “Dangerous Liaisons” for Starz.

Also check out Tim Hardy's spellbinding 'A Substitute for Life' also performing at Rotunda Squeak - Brighton Fringe 2022.




“it is as soul-breakingly bitter as it is heartbreakingly humorous.”

★★★★ Three Weeks

“From the moment that Hardy delivers the first line we know we are in the hands of a consummate performer.”

★★★★ Fringe Review


“Tim Hardy gives us a brilliantly persuasive performance.. I found this an inspiring piece of theatre” AOUP


“The superb Tim Hardy triumphs as Galileo. His acting is outstanding in a spellbinding story…”




Starring Tim Hardy
Written and directed by Nic Young

Presented by Hint of Lime Productions

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The Trials of Galileo

£12 / £10 Concession
Brighton Venue: SQUEAK



70 min, no interval


Brighton Fringe 2022

Standard £12/ Conc £10

Standard Full Price applies to all Adults aged 16 and over.

Concessions Price applies to Children under 16, Over 65s and On Benefits only (proof of eligibility will be required).


Age 12+

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