Review Roundup: Ian McDiarmid in A LIFE OF GALILEO - All the Reviews!
Paul Taylor of the Independent writes: Ian McDiarmid's electrifying portrayal continues to be wonderfully ambiguous. The now shrunken man, under long house arrest, delivers this negative verdict on himself with more than a streak of triumphant arrogance as though he's grimly pleased to be way ahead of the pack in the epic scale of his disillusion.
Quentin Letts of mailonline says: Roxana Silbert's production has graph-paper backdrops, a goose-stepping old cardinal, a lens-grinder in a donkey jacket and a juvenile Grand Duke of Florence on a kiddie's scooter. If you love Brecht, you will be (eek!) in heaven.