LUNGS: In Camera

Tickets: PwC £10 Previews, £20, £30, £40, £55, £65

Booking information

Running time: approx. one hour and 30 mins with no interval. All performance times are British Summer Time (BST).

Suitable for ages 14+ (includes swearing, adult content, sensitive subject matter and mild sexual references). Find out more about trigger warnings for Lungs.

Every single performance will be live captioned and audio described. You will have the option of turning on captioning or audio description in Zoom as needed.

LUNGS
By Duncan MacMillan

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

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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?

Directed by Matthew Warchus, Claire Foy and Matt Smith perform a socially distanced version of Duncan Macmillan’s hilarious emotional rollercoaster of a play about a couple wrestling with life’s biggest dilemmas live from The Old Vic.

Old Vic: In Camera is a new artistic initiative combining a run of socially distanced performances of LUNGS followed by a major series of rehearsed play-readings, all streamed live from the iconic Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop.

Rekindling live performance in this irrepressible 202-year-old venue, albeit with minimal staging and accessible only via camera, is a genuine thrill for us. But this series is both an exciting creative experiment and also crucial in igniting the box office now all our usual channels of revenue have been entirely wiped out and we fight to preserve this beloved theatre for our audiences, surrounding schools and communities, staff, crew, and the myriad of writers, performers and creatives that work with us.

Each performance of LUNGS will be available for up to 1,000 people per night (with some matinees) replicating our usual audience capacity size. Tickets will be priced as they are in our auditorium from £10–£65 and whilst all ‘seats’ offer the same view (from the comfort of your own home), we’re asking audiences to give what they can to help support our theatre in return for access to this totally unique experience. There is also the option to add a further donation on top of this for those who are able to give a little more.

We hope that you will join with us to support this new series and feel excited to be part of a live theatre community once again. We need your help in making sure that The Old Vic and our productions are still here to enjoy when our much-missed normal lives resume.

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

Tickets: PwC £10 Previews, £20, £30, £40, £55, £65

Booking information

Running time: approx. one hour and 30 mins with no interval. All performance times are British Summer Time (BST).

Suitable for ages 14+ (includes swearing, adult content, sensitive subject matter and mild sexual references). Find out more about trigger warnings for Lungs.

Every single performance will be live captioned and audio described. You will have the option of turning on captioning or audio description in Zoom as needed.

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

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