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.
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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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.