Lungs at Old Vic Theatre tickets
Lungs at Old Vic Theatre tickets

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About the show

Please note that the Stalls seating layout for Lungs is indicative, and exact positions in the auditorium may vary.

Duncan Macmillan's play Lungs is enacted by a starry cast led by Claire Foy and Matt Smith. A topical and engaging look at eco-conscience and the responsibility of bringing a baby into the world, the piece runs at the Old Vic later this year, with dates yet to be announced.

In a world where the ice caps are melting and overpopulation is crushing the planet, why would a couple choose to bring a new life into the world? If a baby equals "ten thousand tonnes of CO2", is it really worth its hefty price? A man and a woman chart a roller-coaster of emotions as they discuss the pros and cons of starting a family.

Claire Foy (DNA, The Miracle) and Matt Smith (American Psycho, Unreachable) are set to make their Old Vic debuts. The pair previously starred together in the Netflix series The Crown.

Playwright Duncan Macmillan made a name for himself thanks to the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition. He went on to pen the critically acclaimed People, Places and Things and Every Brilliant Thing, among other works. The production is directed by Matthew Warchus, the Old Vic's Artistic Director.

Catch this highly relevant and satisfyingly meaty production of Lungs at the Old Vic, playing from 14th October.

Recommended for

Fans of 'Dr Who' Matt Smith, or of 'Her Majesty the Queen' Claire Foy should rush to see the pair in the flesh in Lungs at the Old Vic. Audience members from the age of 14 and up will be able to appreciate the play's weighty themes, but it is not suitable for younger children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)
Opened: 14 Oct 2019
Booking from: 09 Nov 2019
Booking until: 09 Nov 2019

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

7 Reviews Add review

JenK 5'10, 66 reviews, 1 helpful vote

It was a joy to see Claire Foy and Matt Smith on stage together and the chemistry between them really sparked. I'm not sure however... More

joc78 5"4, 401 reviews, 4 helpful votes

andrewf16 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

oughttobeclowns 5'7, 377 reviews, 37 helpful votes

Incredible performances. Well worth the tickets prices.

ruthc7 180cm, 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

aredhelalcarin 63 reviews, 4 helpful votes

alicep6 5"3, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes