Founded in Barnsley in 2012, LUNG is a campaign led verbatim theatre company that tours work nationally. We work closely with different communities to make verbatim theatre and hidden voices heard. LUNG creates work that shines a light on political, social and economic issues in modern Britain, using people’s actual words to tell their stories. 


LUNG’s work is published by Bloomsbury. We have strong partnerships with Leeds Playhouse, The Lowry Battersea Arts Centre and have developed work at the National Theatre Studio. 

About Us

The Team

Gitika Buttoo

(Engagement Manager /

Associate Director)

Ellie Claughton


Camille Koosyial

(Assistant Producer)

Helen Monks 

(Co-Artistic Director)

Qasim Mahmood

(Trainee Director)

Matt Woodhead 

(Co-Artistic Director)

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors are The Reflective Practice.

We are hugely thankful for their continued support of LUNG.

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LUNG is a Registered Charity

Our Charity Number is 1187346