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Lungs (Paines Plough)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015


A beautifully crafted piece of alternative theatre, ‘Lungs’ is sure to be a hit amongst theatre lovers. Actors Sian Reese-Williams and Abdul Salis give winning performances as a couple arguing over whether to have a baby. Their reasons against it include the effect this would have upon the environment and upon a woman’s body. By stretching the limits of this debate to such heights, the company makes the familiar strange and demonstrates the way that such a decision can have earth-shattering consequences for a relationship. Offering a truly candid look at heterosexual relationships, love and the hard decisions these can bring, ‘Lungs’ will leave you stifling your sobs and holding back your tears.

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Megan Wallace]