Lungs

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Matt Smith and Claire Foy (The Crown) make their Old Vic Theatre debuts in a play by Duncan Macmillan about our planet and the issues we face. Lungs at the Old Vic Theatre will play in 2019, with exact dates to be announced.

The ice caps are melting. There is overpopulation and political unrest. Every day on the news there’s more bad news and horror. A couple wrestle with these issues and more that our planet face; why would someone want to bring a baby into this world?

Lungs first premiered in Washington DC and had its UK premiere in 2013, and received the Best New Play Award at the Off West End Awards.

The show will star Matt Smith and Claire Foy.

Matt Smith is best known for his roles as the eleventh doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, and as Prince Philip in the Netflix series The Crown, which is a biographical drama about the British royal family. His stage credits include as Patrick Bateman in American Psyhco at the Almeida Theatre.

Claire Foy stars alongside Smith. Foy is best known for her role as young Elizabeth II in Netflix drama The Crown, for which she earned a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also starred in several films, including Damien Chazelle’s First Man and thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

Lungs is written by Duncan Macmillan, whose plays often centre around contemporary socio-political issues. His works include the Olivier Award-winning (for actress Denise Gough) People, Places and Things and a stage adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

A hilarious emotional rollercoaster of a play, Lungs will both have you laughing and thinking about the state our planet has ended up in. Lungs will play at The Old Vic from 14th October.

Child Friendly?

The age recommendation for Lungs is 14+

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