Production still for "Solaris". L-R: Hugo Weaving, Leanna Walsman. Photographer: Pia Johnson
By David Greig
28 June 2019 – 21 July 2019 Merlyn Theatre
Adapted from Stanisław Lem’s novel
Malthouse Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company,
New Adaptation Theatre International Co-Production
MYSTERIOUS PLANET. INCOMPREHENSIBLE INTELLIGENCE. GHOSTS OF REGRET.
‘Until you experience it,’ said Snow, ‘there’s no point talking about it.’ A cagey comment, but Kris took it in stride. Then, she experienced it.
Within hours of arriving in orbit around the mercurial planet Solaris, Kris encounters evasive inhabitants, self-isolating scientists and the ghost of a lover who died long ago.
Yes. Here, on the other side of the galaxy, Earth's dead visit.
Above an uninhabitable world possessed by a powerful intelligence, the crew are sleepless and lost. They fight with the nature of the planet below, their mission, their own motivations, and the dark horrors of their past that haunt the space station.
Could the planet itself be to blame?
Tarkovsky and Soderbergh have tackled Stanisław Lem’s classic sci-fi novel on screen. Now, Matthew Lutton directs a script by master Scottish writer David Greig, as Malthouse Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh bring this world-premiere thriller to the stage.
This production toured to Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre (12 September - 5 October) and the Lyric Hammersmith in London (10 October - 2 November).
"SOLARIS IS A TRIUMPHANT AND EMOTIONALLY VIBRANT PRODUCTION"
— The Music
"SOLARIS IS A MUST-SEE IN EVERY WAY"
— Beat Magazine
"A COMPELLING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING INTERPRETATION"
— Herald Sun
Production still for "Solaris". L-R: Leanna Walsman, Keegan Joyce. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Solaris". L-R: Leanna Walsman, Keegan Joyce. Photographer: Pia Johnso
Production still for "Solaris". L-R: Jade Ogugua, Fode Simbo, Leanna Walsman. Photographer: Pia Johnso
Production still for "Solaris". L-R: Fode Simbo. Photographer: Pia Johnso
Malthouse Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and the Lyric Hammersmith present Solaris.