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Lungs Tickets

Lungs Tickets

14 Oct 2019 - 9 Nov 2019

Lungs Information

The Crown stars Matt Smith and Claire Foy reunite for a limited-run of Duncan Macmillan's thought-provoking play Lungs at the Old Vic this autumn.

The play follows a couple queuing at a local Ikea, worrying about bringing a child into the world as they consider the potential state of the planet they will eventually live in. 

Lungs will see actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith reunite on stage following their work in the first three seasons of Netflix series The Crown, in which they played Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip respectively.

Lungs is at the Old Vic from 14th October to 9th November.

Claire Foy was last seen on stage alongside James McAvoy in Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios in 2013. Her other stage credits include Ding Dong the Wicked and Love, Love, Love at the Royal Court. 

Matt Smith's most recent stage credit was Unreachable at the Royal Court. His early stage work includes The History Boys at the National Theatre, and his West End debut Swimming with Sharks with Christian Slater. He received critical acclaim when he appeared in That Face at the Royal Court, for which he won the best newcomer award at the Evening Standard Awards. 

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Run time


Opening date

October 14th, 2019

Closing date

November 9th, 2019


Closing, Opening, Play


Old Vic


Recommend age: 14+

Cast and creative

By: Duncan Macmillan
Director: Matthew Warchus
Cast list: Claire Foy, Matt Smith
Design: Rob Howell
Lighting: Tim Lutkin

Our review

Playwrights often sit down to ambitiously write a play that aims to answer life's big questions. In Duncan Macmillan's drama Lungs, he aims to answer little questions in a big way, which mean the absolute world to its central characters.Those characters are just a pretty normal, nameless couple. He, played by Matt Smith, is a gigging musician while she, played by Claire Foy, is a PhD student. Together they wrestle through their conversations with whether they should bring a baby into a world...

Latest Lungs News & Features

Lungs Claire Foy Matt Smith

Following the revival of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs, audiences will be able to relive the production. A limited run of virtual streams for Lungs has been confirmed, available from 27 - 29 January.Performed at the Old Vic in 2019, Duncan Macmillan's two-person play follows a couple as they wrestle with the idea of bringing a child into a world. With overpopulation, political unrest and melting ice caps, they toy with all possibilities in this socially-conscious drama.Foy and Smith...

Lungs Claire Foy and Matt Smith

Ahead of Matthew Warchus' fifth season as artistic director at the Old Vic, tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of Lungs starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith.Written by Duncan Macmillan, Lungs follows a couple as they consider the environmental impact of giving birth. The play was first performed in Britain in 2013, winning best new play at the Off West End Awards.Foy and Smith will reunite to appear in Lungs, after starring alongside each other as the Queen and Prince Phillip in...

Lungs Claire Foy and Matt Smith

After starring together in Netflix's The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Claire Foy and Matt Smith will both make their West End debuts in an upcoming production of Lungs at the Old Vic.Written by Duncan Macmillan, Lungs is a two-character play that follows a couple named M and W, as they reflect upon what it means to give birth in today's society, with questions of carbon footprints and political dilemmas asked. Matt Smith played Prince Phillip in the first two seasons of...

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