About Us

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. 


The company is led by co-artistic directors Matt Woodhead (National Theatre Studio Director’s Programme Graduate & Winner of Director’s Guild Best Newcomer), Helen Monks (Upstart Crow, Raised By Wolves) and producer Ellie Claughton (Breach, Barrel Organ, Headlong). 


LUNG’s work is published by Oberon Books. LUNG have strong partnerships with Leeds Playhouse, the National Theatre Studio, Barnsley Civic and Battersea Arts Centre (BAC).

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors are Reflective Practice & Mend.

We are hugely thankful for their continued support of LUNG.

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Registered Charity No - 1187346

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