On a space station orbiting Solaris, three scientists have made contact with a new planet.
Sent from earth to investigate reports of abnormal activity on-board, 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 too has fallen victim to the mystery of this strange planet. Should she return to reality, or is this her chance to turn back time?
Have the crew been studying Solaris - or has it been studying them?
This psychological thriller asks who we are when we're forced to confront our deepest fears.
David Greig adapts Stanisław Lem's cult science fiction novel for the stage.
News About Solaris at Lyric Hammersmith
Casting Announced For HAMLET at Shakespeare's Globe
December 20, 2021
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast of Hamlet which will be performed for the very first time in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe Ensemble, directed by Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes.
THE STRANGE UNDOING Opening This Week For Christmas At Royal Exchange
November 29, 2021
Christmas at The Exchange brings a fairytale….of sorts, a Royal Exchange Theatre production The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart, written by David Greig and directed by Debbie Hannan, 4 December – 15 January 2022.
Frantic Assembly Announce Full Casting For I THINK WE ARE ALONE
November 08, 2019
Frantic Assembly today announced the full casting for I Think We Are Alone, a major new play by Sally Abbott (The Coroner, Vera), co-directed by Kathy Burke (Lady Windermere's Fan, The Retreat) and Scott Graham (Fatherland, Things I Know to be True). The work will premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 3rd February and tour to venues including Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Lowry, Nuffield Southampton, Bristol Old Vic, and Leicester's Curve in Spring 2020. The production sits at the centre of a year of programming celebrating 25 years of Frantic Assembly.
Fright Night: The Best Scary Plays For Halloween
October 23, 2019
Halloween is soon upon us a?' and you can get all kinds of chills and thrills at the theatre! Here, BroadwayWorld reviewers share some of their spooky favourites, and we recommend the best shows for good theatrical scares.
BWW Review: SOLARIS, Lyric Hammersmith
October 14, 2019
On an isolated space station, far away from human life, three scientists sit and observe Solaris a?" a newly discovered place made solely of water, which orbits around two suns without ever going off course. Originally a place of unsurety, the planet slowly reveals itself to be a place full of life; the beings that inhabit it are known as 'visitors', and slowly begin to drop by to bother the investigators. Resembling the people that were once lost, their presence on the satellite causes lots of turmoil and agony.
Guest Blog: Actress Polly Frame On SOLARIS at Lyric Hammersmith
October 07, 2019
I GET TO WEAR A SPACE SUIT. Let's start with that… I get to wear a space suit and travel, every night (who knows exactly how many light years), to a space station overlooking a planet called Solaris. A planet that is completely covered in ocean and orbits two suns. A planet that - those on this space station think - might be conscious. Not a bad day in the office.
The Old Vic Names Harriet Mackie New Producer
August 12, 2019
The Old Vic announces the appointment of Harriet Mackie as Producer at The Old Vic, replacing Georgia Gatti who will leave the organisation later this year.
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre: What You Need To Know
August 12, 2019
The Lyric is one of the UK's leading producing theatres, creating world-class theatre from the heart of Hammersmith - its home for more than 120 years.
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Announces Rachel O'Riordan's First Season As Artistic Director
May 21, 2019
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announces its 2019/2020 programme of work, Rachel O'Riordan's inaugural season as Artistic Director: