Lungs at the Old Vic

Fans of The Crown will delight in hearing that Claire Foy and Matt Smith will be acting together again, this time on stage at The Old Vic in Duncan Macmillan’s play, Lungs.

‘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? For ages 14+ this funny and topical story written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Matthew Warchus kicks off his fifth season at The Old Vic. The line-up also includes a world premier of Luke Harding’s A Very Expensive Poison directed by John Crowley, the return of Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol, plus Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Rough for Theatre II.

Tickets for Season 5 go on pre-sale for Friends at noon on Tuesday 7 May (sign up here), and go on sale to the general public at noon on 9 May 2019. Join The Old Vic’s newly launched OV Extra, loyalty scheme – for just £5 a month – and get 10% off up to four tickets per show, two free tickets per season to Voices Off events, discounts at the bar and restaurant and a surprise each month – this month it’s £10 tickets for NT Live performance of All My Sons on Tue 14 May at 7pm.

Lungs at The Old Vic
The Old Vic The Cut, SE1 8NB
— Daisy Allsup
1st May 2019