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.
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)
Age recommendation: 14+
Special notice: Science fiction fans will be keen to snap up tickets for this brand new adaption of one of the genre’s biggest cult classics.