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    Stanisław Lem’s cult sci-fi novel Solaris is brought to the stage by David Greig at the Lyric Hammersmith in an international co-production between the Lyric, The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh and the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne.

    Stanisław Lem’s sci-fi classic Solaris has been committed to film in three different iterations, but it is to be brought to the stage for the first time in David Greig’s new adaptation for the Lyric Hammersmith.

    On a space station orbiting Solaris, a newly discovered planet, three scientists are experiencing shocking reactions to something unidentified. Sent to investigate the abnormal activity on board, psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives to find one crew member dead and two who are seeing things that cannot be explained. When her dead lover appears to her, it seems she is not immune to the mystery of this strange planet. Should she return to reality, or is this her chance to turn back time? This cult psychological thriller asks us who we are, and how that changes when we’re forced to confront our deepest fears.

    Casting for Solaris includes a filmed performance from Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings; The Matrix), alongside actors Polly Frame, Keegan Joyce, Jade Ogugua and Fode Simbo.

    David Greig is a playwright whose work has been produced in some of Britain’s most major theatres and around the world; he is a two-time winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award for Midsummer and The Events. He was also responsible for adapting Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the 2013 musical and Touching the Void, which will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre in November 2019 following its UK and international tour. Solaris is to be directed by Australian theatre and opera director Matthew Lutton.

    A sci-fi thriller that intricately explores the nature of the human psyche, Solaris opens at the Lyric Hammersmith on 10 October 2019.

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    Performance dates:
    01 Nov 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    Running time:
    2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
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    Audience Notes:
    Science fiction fans will be keen to snap up tickets for this brand new adaption of one of the genre’s biggest cult classics.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    This is based on a book, which was also made into a couple of films, both of which I think I've s... More

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    u2fancat Top 200 reviewer 13 Oct 2019

    I could never get into either film, so it was good to see this version of the story. Not entirel... More

    markh25's avatar
    markh25 23 Oct 2019

    Atmospheric sci-fi tinged show with superb sets and great performances. Well worth seeing.

    jaimecretten's avatar
    jaimecretten Top 100 reviewer 03 Nov 2019

    Great show with superb sets and performances. Very atmospheric a must see.

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    jaimecretten Top 100 reviewer 03 Nov 2019
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    kevinwakefield 31 Oct 2019
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    jbrown15 Top 100 reviewer 17 Oct 2019
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