Making theatre with communities, by communities and for communities, LUNG is a national touring theatre company, developing innovative and politically driven work that broadens horizons and investigates modern Britain. We are Associate Artists at The Lowry.

Founded in Barnsley in 2012, LUNG also frequently performs and develops new work with The National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre and The Civic in Barnsley. We are dedicated to producing new verbatim theatre as well as collaborating with new writers. Back home up north, LUNG also pursues an extensive education programme which specializes in bringing theatre into new communities from Bradford to Battersea.

Matt Woodhead

Artistic Director

Helen Monks

Helen Monks

Creative Producer

Ellie Claughton


Ellie has worked with companies across the UK as a Producer. She is Producer for LUNG Theatre (The Lowry Associate Artists), Changing Face Collective, She Productions (East Riding Theatre Company in Residence), Plane Paper Theatre (Live Theatre Associate Artists) and is Assistant Producer at Tara Finney Productions. Theatre projects include The Dark Room (Theatre 503), The Drill (BAC, New Diorama & UK Tour), It’s Different For Girls (East Riding Theatre), Who Cares (UK Tour), E15 (BAC & UK Tour), The Pulverised (Arcola & York Theatre Royal), It Is So Ordered (Pleasance Theatre), Dreamless Sleep (Upstairs at the Arts), The StorytEllas (East Riding Theatre), Odd Shaped Balls (Old Red Lion - ‘punchy, socially relevant, boundary bashing…pinnacle of fringe theatre’ – A Younger Theatre, 5 time Off West End award nominee) and Don’t Smoke In Bed (Finborough Theatre). As Assistant Producer: Disco Pigs (Trafalgar Studios), All Our Children (Jermyn Street Theatre). She is currently developing numerous projects including: Trojan Horse (Lung) Says I Say He (Changing Face in association with Ron Hutchinson) and Quay West (Changing Face). She recently completely a yearlong contract as Headlong’s Administrator.

Will Monks

Associate Lighting Designer

Owen Crowch

Associate Sound Designer