Lungs London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
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Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Profound, Romantic

About the Show

Duncan Macmillan's play follows a couple as they grapple with some of life's biggest questions.

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91 Reviews | 5 Followers
Profound, Romantic, Intense, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Amazing performances from Claire and Matt. Gripping play.

Don't see it if Must watch.

446 Reviews | 81 Followers
Great casting, Great acting

See it if love the cast.

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120 Reviews | 12 Followers
So-so staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a well-written two-hander acted with great chemistry

Don't see it if you're going to be annoyed at the staging and direction ruining the play Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
October 19th, 2019

Matt Smith and a luminous, mercurial Claire Foy give tour de force performances in this study of a couple’s struggles and doubts on the road to parenthood.'
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Time Out London
January 8th, 2021

Claire Foy and Matt Smith are magnetic in this big stage outing for Duncan Macmillan’s climate change drama...‘Lungs’ isn’t a flat-out masterpiece: but it is a good play about climate change...'
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The Guardian (UK)
October 20th, 2019

Claire Foy and Matt Smith shine in climate crisis drama...Duncan Macmillan’s two-hander is a frenetic portrait of flawed love in a flawed world, exposing the neuroses of a modern couple...'
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 20th, 2019

Both actors cope brilliantly with the technical and tonal challenges, although the scripted-sounded nature of their verbal emissions can irk and the characters are more like talking predicaments...'
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The Times (UK)
October 21st, 2019

...for all the chilliness of the setting, Matthew Warchus’s production generates warmth...The production stumbles only at the very end...Fortunately, Foy and Smith bring us plenty of heat and light before that.'
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October 19th, 2019

Duncan Macmillan's two-hander is a clever, darting thing, and in the hands of Claire Foy and Matt is a bit of a wonder.'
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The Arts Desk
October 22nd, 2019

Deluxe casting and slick delivery...Claire Foy and Matt Smith elevate Duncan Macmillan's rather toothless parenting drama.'
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The Stage (UK)
October 20th, 2019

Even if Macmillan’s play gets a bit irritating in its iterations of liberal, middle-class hand-wringing, there are many, many killer lines and, in its entirety, Lungs is a thrilling meeting of head and heart.'
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