Stage and screen stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith have reunited for a string of socially distant performances of Lungs at the Old Vic in London through July 4. The ticketed production, directed by Matthew Warchus, is performed live in front of a camera for up to 1,000 patrons to watch remotely.
In Duncan Macmillan's Lungs, Foy and Smith, who co-starred as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip in the first two seasons of Netflix‘s The Crown, portray a couple grappling with the decision to bring a child into today‘s world.
Macmillan’s Lungs, also directed by Warchus, played the Old Vic in 2019 and was scheduled to play in Brooklyn this past spring before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down theatres around the world.
Read reviews for the current production, which began June 28, below.
The streams are available to watch internationally via Zoom. After purchasing a ticket, a login is sent at least 24 hours in advance of the live streamed performance.
The programming is part of Old Vic: In Camera, a new initiative of works live streamed from the Old Vic stage without an audience inside the theatre to ensure the safety of theatregoers and performers. In addition to Lungs, a handful of rehearsed play readings will take place.
For tickets and more information, visit OldVicTheatre.com.