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Claire Foy and Matt Smith make Old Vic debuts!

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Satrring Claire Foy and Matt Smith

The Crown's inimitable duo Claire Foy and Matt Smith make their Old Vic debuts in Duncan Macmillan's Lungs. An emotional rollercoaster, Lungs is a smart-whip comedy that explores one married couple's wrestle between the want for a child and the world's impending environmental doom.

A quirky modern love-story, Lungs is a far cry from Mcmillan's 1984. Exploring 21st-century issues for 21st-century people, this two-hander dives into what makes us good people and the humanly desires that pull at our good intentions.

Matthew Warchus directs the piece which sees Foy and Smith reunite, bringing their tangible chemistry from Netflix's BAFTA-nominated series The Crown.

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Opening night: 1 September 2019

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Gage Skidmore Used under Creative Commons License

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Claire Foy
Matt Smith


Written by Duncan Mcmillan
Directed by Matthew Warchus

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