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Lungs by Duncan Macmillan to open this summer

Christina Linares and Louis Emmitt-Stern will open in Duncan Macmillan’s play Lungs in the Gibraltar Exhibitions of Modern Art (GEMA) later this year.

This will be the first UK/EU production following the critically acclaimed London premiere, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith who are famous for their work on Netflix series ‘The Crown’.

The local performance is organised by exclusive arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Limited.

Ms Linares and Mr Emmitt-Stern play a couple wrestling with the planet’s biggest dilemmas.

One question posed to the couple includes: “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.”

“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?”

The pair last appeared onstage in Mr Emmitt-Stern’s original play All The Blue Areas, at the Inces Hall Theatre Downstairs Studio in August 2018.

A revised, full-length version received a sold-out UK premiere in November 2019.

Lungs opens at the Gibraltar Exhibitions of Modern Art (GEMA), a cultural space dedicated to showcasing local fine art, sculpture, multimedia work, and recently, theatre – following performances of Daniel Strain-Webber’s production of Earthquakes in London by Mike Bartlett.

Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning UK playwright and director. Lungs is the second Macmillan play to be performed in Gibraltar. His play Every Brilliant Thing opened at the Magazine Studio Theatre in May 2019 starring Tanya Santini McClelland and was directed by Christian Santos.

Lungs will play a limited engagement starting July 29, 2020. Tickets will be available as from spring 2020.