Review: Lungs, Old Vic - the 'live' theatre experience and a few thoughts on the play itself (I wasn't blown away)
I never got to see Lungs when it was on stage and I nearly didn't get to see this live online version because of the Old Vic's odd approach to ticketing - charging normal theatre prices for people to sit in their own homes to watch.
But putting that to one side (I wrote about it here), on the final release of tickets, without expecting to find anything affordable, I managed to snag a £20 ticket.
The Old Vic has tried to inject as much of the live theatre atmosphere into the online experience as possible.
In the run-up to the live performance by Claire Foy and Matt Smith, you hear the hubbub of an audience and the bell that warns people the start is imminent and to take their seats.
It was a nice touch.
The performance itself looks like it's filmed on two cameras so you have the two actors appearing side by side on screen but in different shots.
You only get a sense that they are on the same stage in the occasional wide shot and when one of them walks across the other's shot to take up a new position.