The production will be livestreamed across a number of days next month.

The original production of Lungs at the Old Vic Theatre(c) Helen Maybanks

It has been announced that Claire Foy and Matt Smith will reunite to present a livestream and socially distanced production of Duncan Macmillan’s play for a number of days in June.

Rehearsed via web cam, the production will be presented nightly to live audiences of 1000 people per night (with some matinees) replicating the usual audience capacity size. Tickets to see the show online will be available for between £10 and £65 – but the prices reflect that the financial contribution is a donation to help protect the theatre’s future. Every person watching the show from home will have the same view.

Meanwhile, after the performances of Lungs the Old Vic Theatre will then present socially distanced play readings from its empty auditorium, with a full line-up to be revealed. The play readings will also be available to up to 1000 people per performance.

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?

Lungs was last performed at the Old Vic last Autumn, directed by Matthew Warchus.

Performance dates and times for Lungs have yet to be announced. To find out more visit: https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/lungs-in-camera