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. 


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

The Team

Ellie Claughton


Helen Monks 

(Co-Artistic Director)

Matt Woodhead

(Co-Artistic Director)

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors are Reflective Practice.

We are hugely thankful for their continued support of LUNG.

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LUNG is a Registered Charity.

Our address is 4 Old Cubley, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9AW and Charity Number is 1187346

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