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Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming announced in new Old Vic season

Foy and Smith will reunite as the new season is announced

Alan Cumming, Daniel Radcliffe, Claire Foy and Matt Smith
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The Old Vic new season has been revealed.

The Crown lead stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith will reunite to take on the two roles in a new production of Duncan Macmillan's Lungs, directed by Matthew Warchus. Dates for the production, which is about a couple trying for a child, are to be confirmed.

Daniel Radcliffe will return to the Old Vic alongside Alan Cumming to star in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, presented in a double bill with his short play Rough For Theatre II. Running from 27 January 2020, the piece is directed by Richard Jones and follows a blind tyrant Hamm and his servant Clov.

Dates have been confirmed for Lucy Prebble's previously announced A Very Expensive Poison, about the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. The play runs from 19 August with official opening night on 5 September. John Crowley (Brooklyn) will direct, with casting to be announced.

Details have been revealed for the London transfer of Bill Forsyth and David Greig's Local Hero following its premiere in Edinburgh earlier this year. The show will run from 18 June 2020 in London, with the London cast to be confirmed.

Over Christmas, Jack Thorne's A Christmas Carol will return for a third year, with casting to be announced. The piece begins previews on 23 November.

Commissions for the new year and beyond include a new version of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex penned by Ella Hickson, an adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People by Simon Stephens and a new play by Paul Unwin about the NHS directed by Sarah Frankcom. It has been confirmed that Sylvia is still in development following its work-in-progress run in London last autumn.

The Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls, directed by Sally Cookson will open in Washington following its run in London, while Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country has announced a run in Toronto. That show's original star Sheila Atim will be made a trustee of the theatre, as will Tina Alexandrou.

The theatre has also announced a new loyalty scheme entitled OV Extra, as well as Matinee Idols aimed for those over 60. The Matinee Idols offers the opportunity to attend a matinee at low cost and take part in a social event either pre or post show.