Stars join cast to celebrate opening night of Life of Galileo

Joe Wright’s production of Brecht’s play opened at the Young Vic last night

Stars, cast and creatives celebrated the opening night of Joe Wright's production of Life of Galileo at the Young Vic last night.

Juliet Stevenson, Natalie Abrahami, Matthew Xia and more joined lead actor Brendan Cowell and the cast of the show, which garnered strong reviews. Sarah Crompton, writing for WhatsOnStage said it was "exuberant and inventive".

Brecht's play is about the life of groundbreaking scientist Galileo, who maintained that the world revolved around the sun, rather than the other way around. In the play, Galileo tries to convince the church and state that his scientific discoveries are fact.

Cowell stars as the lead role in the piece, which features music from Tom Rowlands, one half of The Chemical Brothers.

Click here for our interview with Cowell

Life of Galileo runs at the Young Vic until 1 July.