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Lungs - 2019 - West End


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 in Duncan Macmillan's hilarious emotional rollercoaster of a play about a couple wrestling with life’s biggest dilemmas.


Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission

Old Vic Theatre

(London, )
(Waterloo) Waterloo Road

Lungs West End Cast


by Stephen Mosher - Sep 9, 2020
VIRTUAL HALSON always promises the greatest in entertainment and the September 11th episode will be extra special when Julie welcomes her bestie, Jim.
by Student Blogger: Breanna Ebisch - Sep 30, 2020
No matter what musical of choice is playing, there are always the songs that spark a complete karaoke session whether ita??s by yourself or with friends
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
The Hartford Courant has reported that after beating COVID-19, Hartford Symphony Orchestra violinist Gary Capozziello is helping to raise money for artist relief by posting videos of himself playing solo violin. He hopes to raise $10,000 for an artist relief fund to be managed by the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2020
Julie Halston's hit online chat show continues a weekly tradition of groovy guests.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
On Friday September 18, the Aurora Fox Arts Center in Aurora, Colorado will do something it hasn't done since March 12:  host an actual audience of real, live human beings. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
Based on Dean B Kaner's hit off-Broadway play of the same name, 'The Jerry Duncan Show,' a new comedic political web series will begin streaming on YouTube in October. The acclaimed NYC run was met with praise and was unable to finish due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
The Marsh announces the line-up for its first-ever digital global festival, MarshStream International Solo Fest, presenting performers aged 16 to 79 from across the nation and around the world, including Russia, Scotland, Israel, Canada, and Australia, as well as some of The Marsh's fan-favorites in a four day online marathon of 51 global works.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 24, 2020
What happens two funny Avenue Q alum join the funniest woman in New York...
by Review Roundups - Sep 21, 2020
Just last week, The Old Vic continued its In Camera series with Faith Healer. The Fantastic Francis Hardy (Michael Sheen) travels the most remote corners of Wales, Scotland and Ireland attempting to heal those who wish to be healed. His wife Grace (Indira Varma) and manager Teddy (David Threlfall) complete this nomadic triptych, each with their own telling of the loss, love and struggle of life on the road with a seemingly predestined Faith Healer.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 16, 2020
And the hits just keep on coming for Virtual Halston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
The Marsh continues to offer a wide variety of new programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream, its popular broadcast platform.
by Student Blogger: Audrey Myers - Sep 11, 2020
Samford University has been in school approximately three weeks, and the theatre department is already in full swing with a variety of socially distanced, live-theatre events.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Health Museum invites you to join us for our Ballet Folklorico Celebration featuring Nayeli Lopez, Artistic Director of Texas A&M International University Ballet Folklorico.
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
James McAvoy and Claire Foy will star in the English-language remake of 'My Son.'
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 22, 2020
Darnell White is staying focused on his work behind the piano and his life of hopefulness. Here, he chats with Stephen Mosher about all of it, including the upcoming release of the film THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, for which he served as musical director.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Following in the footsteps of Sandra Bernhard, John Leguizamo, Sarah Silverman and Margaret Cho, gay comic/monologuist Sam Morrison follows up his internationally acclaimed debut show Hello, Daddy with the premiere of his new live solo show FOUNDING DADDIES.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 1, 2020
Virtual Halston goes old-school legend.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
There are some insanely talented Broadway cosplayers out there! Check out their costumes from week 7's cosplay challenge and get ready for week 8 of #BwayWorldFanArt-- Show Logos!
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2020
Today's top stories: Rest in Peace Larry Kramer, The Old Vic will stream live productions from empty theatre, The Phantom of the Opera UK and Ireland tour will not reopen, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
The Old Vic announces a new artistic initiative OLD VIC: IN CAMERA, combining a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan's LUNGS with Claire Foy and Matt Smith 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.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
VIRTUAL HALSTON, a new early cocktail hour live-stream broadcast starring comic actress Julie Halston on Fridays at 5 p.m., has announced a fresh lineup of guest stars who will join Ms. Halston each week, starting with TOOTSIE Tony nominee Lilli Cooper on Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. (EDT)
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2020
Amanda Kloots has shared another update on the health journey of her husband, Broadway veteran Nick Cordero.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2020
Amanda Kloots shared yesterday that Nick underwent a successful tracheostomy procedure. It was incorrectly reported that this means Nick is now able to breathe without the aid of a ventilator. However, Kloots clarified today on her Instagram story that, while this was a step in the right direction, Nick still requires assisted breathing.
by Stephen Mosher - May 12, 2020
Broadway, off-Broadway and Cabaret great Julie Halston readies herself for a new adventure in online entertainment with VIRTUAL HALSTON.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
Julie Halston is coming to a laptop near you! After ranting and raving on stages and cocktail parties, the comedy queen will launch 'Virtual Halston,' a weekly half-hour gab-fest spotlighting her famous friends.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
Nick Cordero underwent a successful tracheostomy procedure this afternoon which allows the actor to breathe without the help of a ventilator. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
To honour Vancouver's vibrant artistic community during this challenging time, the 2020 Jessie Theatre Award Nominations were announced virtually, for the first time, on Monday, June 8th, hosted by the mother daughter duo Amanda Sum (seen this season in Chicken Girl and East Van Panto) and Linda Leung.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
Amanda Kloots reached out on Instagram yesterday asking for help regarding the health of her husband, Nick Cordero.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Dates have been announced for Lungs, a live-streamed, socially distanced, production starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith at The Old Vic. 
by Review Roundups - Jun 29, 2020
The live-streamed, socially distanced, production of Lungs starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, has officially begun at The Old Vic. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2020
East Lynne Theater Company commissioned Susan Tischler to create a one-person play based on Croy's book and perform it under the direction of Karen Case Cook, at The Chalfonte Hotel in 2008.  She later performed this comedy at ELTC's performance venue, The Cape May Presbyterian Church and on the road.
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
New Found Glory is excited to release their monumental tenth full-length studio album tonight at Midnight, local time. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
New Found Glory has released their monumental tenth full-length studio album tonight at Midnight, local time. Forever + Ever x Infinity is a quintessential NFG record, supremely catchy with sing-along anthems, trademark breakdowns, and sweetly poignant lyrics.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020
Amanda Kloots has shared a health update on her husband, Nick Cordero. In a recent Instagram story, Kloots shared that, 'We did get a CT scan on his lungs back. It isn't the prettiest, unfortunately.'
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by Eleni Cashell - Jul 6, 2020
When Lungs opened at the Old Vic back in October last year, it gained positive reviews for its take on relationships in a complicated world and the strong performances from both Matt Smith and Claire Foy. With a a stripped-back design and only two performers required, it was a clear (and good) choice for the Old Vic's lockdown In Camera series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2020
This weekend (July 4-5) in live streaming: A Capitol Fourth, The Fourth in America, and so much more!
by Krista Garver - Jul 4, 2020
Profile Theatre is the first Portland theatre to dive into the audio drama genre with CLAUDIA, A VIRAL LOVE STORY, available as a five-episode podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020
Today (July 3) in live streaming: Hamilton arrives on Disney+, the cast reunites on Sirius XM and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Your favorite Broadway stars are sharing the tunes that are getting them through quarantine.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Today (July 2) in live streaming: Conor McPherson visits Meet the Makers, Judy Kuhn has a classic conversation and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
New Found Glory has released a fun, lighthearted music video for 'Stay Awhile' today. The latest single from their recently released tenth studio album Forever + Ever x Infinity encapsulates the effervescent energy of the pop-punkers and the accompanying video is sure to leave a smile on fans' faces from the moment they hit play.
by Andrew Child - Jul 18, 2020
TC Squared's Volume Up series of virtual one act plays is posed to convince audiences they are up for the task of taking their programs to the digital realm for the time being. After logging in to their YouTube stream, one is met with a smooth, animated countdown set to a quiescent techno beat by Kadahj Bennett.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Utah Film Center announced today a drive-in movie experience, 4 late addition feature films, and 4 short film programs for the 17th annual Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival, set to run virtually July 10-19, 2020 at
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2020
Theater composer and lyricist Michael Cooper releases a new album of electronic music, written, produced, and recorded during the COVID-19 quarantine.  Centre Road begins streaming for free, exclusively on SoundCloud, Monday, August 10th, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Eagle Rock Entertainment proudly presents the first in-depth film biography of iconic musician Ronnie Wood with the release of Somebody Up There Likes Me.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 26, 2020
Julie Halston and Linda Lavin? Yes, please
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
His wife, fellow Broadway veteran Amanda Kloots, reported earlier this week that Nick was suffering from an infection in his lungs. Today she shared: 'Luckily, Nick's CT scans came back clear of internal bleeding, so that was a huge blessing. However, we learned that due to COVID, Nick's lungs are severely damaged,' she explains. 'There are holes in his lungs where you obviously don't want holes to be. I think the plan today is to do a scan with ink to light up his lungs and get a better picture of what's going on.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Broadway star Nick Cordero has been hospitalized since late March and on a ventilator because of complications from COVID-19. 'CBS This Morning' co-host Gayle King spoke with Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots for her first in-depth interview about her husband, airing Thursday morning on CBS.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
'We had a bit of a rough day [Monday]. Nick ended up getting an infection in his lungs that went into his blood, so he went into a little bit of a septic shock. The cause of that was some infection in his lungs. They went in and cleaned out his lungs and gave him some blood pressure medication,' she says. 'This kinda came out of nowhere after two days of really great progress.' Doctors intend to keep Nick on antibiotics for the next seven days.