Ahead of Matthew Warchus’ fifth season as artistic director at the Old Vic, further details have been confirmed 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.
‘I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower’
The ice caps are melting, there’s overpopulation, political unrest; everything’s going to hell in a handcart – why on earth would someone bring a baby into this world?
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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.