"Claire Foy and Matt Smith are magnetic"
-Time Out-

"a real breath of fresh air"

"an acting masterclass"
-The Evening Standard-

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About the show

Duncan Macmillan's play Lungs is treated to a starry revival featuring The Crown's Claire Foy and Matt Smith. A riveting, relevant look at eco-conscience and the ethics of having kids, the production makes itself at home at the Old Vic later this year. Dates are yet to be announced.

The ice caps are melting into the sea and overpopulation is crippling Earth, so how can a couple, in good conscience, decide to have a baby? Is a child worth the "ten thousand tonnes of CO2" that they'll bring to the planet? Follow a roller-coaster of a debate as a man and woman discuss the emotional pros and unavoidable cons of starting a family.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith make their Old Vic debuts, reunited after starring together in the Netflix hit The Crown. Foy's previous stage credits include DNA and The Miracle while Smith has appeared in American Psycho and Unreachable, among others.

Playwright Duncan Macmillan found success via the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition, going on to pen the critically lauded People, Places and Things, Every Brilliant Thing and more. The production's direction comes from Matthew Warchus, the Old Vic's Artistic Director.

Don't miss this chance to see Claire Foy and Matt Smith in the highly topical Lungs when it runs at the Old Vic. Dates will be announced soon.

Who Should See It?

Fans of "Her Majesty" Claire Foy and Dr Who himself Matt Smith shouldn't miss out on Lungs tickets, a chance to see the pair together away from the set of The Crown.

Playing at

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
Seating Plan

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Booking period

14th Oct 2019

23rd Sep 2020

9th Nov 2019

Running time

1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)


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