by Duncan Macmillan

“I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.”

A couple are deciding their future. Thirty-something, educated and thoughtful, they want to have a child for the right reasons. But in a time of overpopulation, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons?

A play about the different types of love we feel in a lifetime.

In (2013) LUNGS aired on BBC Radio 3.

A Paines Plough and The Crucible production.

Creative Team


Duncan Macmillan

Direction (2011, 2012, 2013)

Richard Wilson

Direction (2014, 2015)

George Perrin

Associate Director (2014)

Sean Linnen

Stage Manager (2014)

Harriet Stewart

Stage Manager (2014)

Sarah Thomas


Lucy Osborne


Emma Chapman

Associate Lighting (2012)

Josh Carr

Sound (2011, 2012, 2013)

Adrienne Quartly

Sound (2014, 2015)

Tom Gibbons

Associate Sound (2012)

Tom Gibbons

Associate Sound (2014, 2015)

Dominic Kennedy


Kate Sagovsky

Assistant Movement (2014, 2015)

Jennifer Jackson


Peter Small


Alistair Cope

2011 2012 2013

Kate O'Flynn

2011 2012 2013

Abdul Salis

2014 2015

Sian Reese-Williams

2014 2015