“Bravura performances of Claire Foy and Matt Smith”
—The Times (UK)
The Old Vic, London
By Duncan Macmillan
Directed by Matthew Warchus
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Temperatures rising. Ice caps melting. Overpopulation. War. Do you really want to bring a child into this world?
Claire Foy and Matt Smith reunite in this hilarious and bracing look at love in the time of climate change, which sold out its critically acclaimed run at London’s Old Vic. Playwright Duncan Macmillan (People, Places & Things) carefully crafts the highs and lows of modern relationships into an emotional rollercoaster of humor and tenderness, sorrow and rage, featuring “minimalist to the extreme” (The Guardian) set and costume design by Rob Howell(The Ferryman, Matilda) and direction from Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus. As they contemplate bringing a child into a world torn apart by environmental and political disasters, Foy and Smith bring their enthralling chemistry to the stage in a deeply compelling and resonant tale about responsibility, idealism, and love.
“a brilliant picture of flawed love, set in a flawed planet.”
The Guardian (UK)
Approx 1hr 20min
Premium orchestra seats available to BAM Patrons and Level 5 BAM Members (even for sold out shows). Contact BAM Patron Services at 718.636.4182 for more information.
Spring Preview (The New York Times)
It was a hit last fall at the Old Vic in London, where Matt Wolf, reviewing for The New York Times, called Foy and Smith “irresistible” and even higher-wattage live than on TV.
“a screen pairing whose wattage shines even more brightly when experienced live”
— The New York Times
“The Crown’s Claire Foy and Matt Smith On Bringing Their Romantic Chemistry To The London Stage” (British Vogue)
“There is something universal about the behind-closed-doors intimacy of relationships – whether of the monarchy in the 1950s or of a modern-day middle-class couple – and Foy and Smith are supreme at illuminating it.”

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