By Duncan Macmillan. Raw but funny love story centring on a couple grappling with a dilemma. Should they bring a baby into a world full of uncertainties and anxieties?
A couple are grappling with a dilemma. Should they bring a baby into a world full of uncertainties and anxieties? Duncan Macmillan's raw but funny love story was first produced by Paines Plough and Sheffield Theatres.
The play is performed by Kate O'Flynn and Alistair Cope and directed by Richard Wilson.
Produced for radio by Toby Swift
Lungs was nominated for Best New Play in the Theatre Awards UK in 2012 and subsequently won Best New Play in the 'Offies', the awards for independent theatres in London. Co-produced by Paines Plough, the award-winning touring theatre company specialising exclusively in new plays, and Sheffield Theatres, Lungs was first performed at the Sheffield Crucible as part of the Roundabout season in 2011. The season subsequently transferred to Shoreditch Town Hall in 2012.
Celebrated actor and director Richard Wilson has been responsible for both the theatre and radio incarnations of the play.
"Richard Wilson's production matches the thrillingly fluid structure of the piece, and Macmillan's script - all nervy half lines and brittle fragments - is astonishingly assured in the way it captures the uncertainty and neuroticism of a pair who seek reassurance that they are 'good people'."
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.