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'The Crown' Stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith are Reuniting Once Again

Published Fri May 29 2020 By Eden
'The Crown' Stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith are Reuniting Once Again

Claire Foy and Matt Smith are set to perform together once again.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith are appearing together on stage. 'The Crown' co-stars will be participating in a socially distant performance at the Old Vic in London this June, the famous theater reported on its page.

The duo will continue to stay six feet apart in the 'Lungs,' version of Duncan Macmillan's drama, and put on a show in an empty theater. Meanwhile, the play will be broadcast live to up to 1,000 viewers per night. Tickets will be provided via Old Vic's standard pricing system.

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The description of the play reads:

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?

Directed by Matthew Warchus, Foy and Smith shall be playing as a couple. Old Vic will also be offering a set of virtual play-readings.

The theater aims to raise funds to stay active, with their site reporting, all their normal income sources are totally washed out, and they struggle to maintain this cherished theater for their fans, the local schools and neighborhoods, the workers, the team, and the multitude of authors, artists and creators who collaborate alongside them.

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The Old Vic is the catalyst to several of London's creative arts groups and theatres. It was the name of a repertoire company that was based at the theater and established, along with the Chichester Festival Theater, the nucleus of the British National Theater during its foundation in 1963, under Laurence Olivier. The National Theater stayed in the Old Vic until new facilities were established on the South Side, which opened in 1976.

Check Out: Reflections on Lungs with Duncan Macmillan

The Old Vic then became the headquarters of Prospect Theatre Company, a widely popular tour company that performed celebrated plays such as Derek Jacobi's Hamlet. However, with the loss of support for the business by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1980 for violation of its tour commitments, Prospect was disbanded in 1981. The theater was fully refurbished in 1985.

Kevin Spacey was named creative director in 2003 and gained significant media coverage. Spacey worked as Artistic Director until 2015; two years following his departure, he was convicted of sexual misconduct and abuse on multiple victims. In 2015, Matthew Warchu succeeded Spacey as the creative director.

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