The only two characters in Lungs, M (Smith) and W (Foy) find not just their relationship but also their existential contentment under strain when he asks whether she’d like to try for a baby. Obviously, in theory – but how can they justify bringing a child into an already-overpopulated world suffering under the spectre of impending climate catastrophe?
An emotional rollercoaster is in store, and there’s no escaping the clear timeliness of this production – Lungs should feel hyper-relevant in the aftermath of Extinction Rebellion’s high-profile April protests, whilst the reflections of its thirtysomething protagonists on the big decisions of young adult life will surely strike a chord with anyone feeling the rub in these anxious times.
Dates are yet to be confirmed and director Matthew Warchus has confirmed it'll be ‘an extremely limited run’ – neither of which is surprising given the busy calendars of its highly-rated stars.
Watch this space for information on dates and tickets for Lungs at the Old Vic.
|What||Lungs, Old Vic Theatre|
|Where||The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
|Price||£to be confirmed|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|