Following its hit first performance in 2016, Will’s theatre show The Story of the Solar System successfully toured several UK venues, including sell-out dates in Exeter & Bristol.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, touring of the show has been put on hold indefinitely. For info about what Will’s up to next, see the live events page. You can also see photos from some of the previous shows below.
PREVIOUS TOUR DATES
THE BACON THEATRE, CHELTENHAM – 17 AUGUST 2019
EXETER PHOENIX, EXETER – 27 JANUARY 2019 [SOLD OUT]
THE REDGRAVE THEATRE, BRISTOL – 24 FEBRUARY 2018 [SOLD OUT]
TACCHI-MORRIS ARTS CENTRE, TAUNTON – 19 NOVEMBER 2016 [PREMIERE]
ABOUT THE SHOW
Few stories are more exciting, more extraordinary, than that of our Solar System and the planets, moons, asteroids and comets that orbit the star we call the Sun. In this thrilling live show, astronomer Will Gater brings this remarkable tale to the stage.
The Story of the Solar System explores how the planets came to be and how they were transformed from wandering points of light to familiar worlds. Worlds that we’ve now examined up-close with robotic rovers and orbiting spacecraft.
Along the way you’ll hear about the men and women who pioneered the study of our planetary neighbourhood and see how modern space missions, investigating strange and awe-inspiring alien landscapes, have built on their work.
With live demos bringing to life some of the science of the Solar System and spectacular astronomical imagery throughout, this promises to be one story you won’t forget soon.
“Very much like the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures…I loved this show. I loved seeing a talented science communicator making his knowledge accessible and interesting and passing his enthusiasm to the audience.” – Weston-super-Mum.com
“Expansive and exciting” – BBC Sky at Night Magazine
“[Gater] had the audience captivated from the start…The show was more than a history lesson. It was an appreciation of the rawest of human faculties; that which we are born with, though take for granted: curiosity.” – Exeposé, University of Exeter newspaper.