I'm Not Running
Do I run? This is the question which is facing Pauline Gibson. She has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.
What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
National Theatre Live broadcast on Thu 31 Jan
David Hare (Plenty, Skylight, Stuff Happens) was recently described by the Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English.’ His explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty year intimate friendship and its public repercussions.
Siân Brooke (Doctor Foster, Sherlock) plays Pauline. Neil Armfield, Co-Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival, returns to direct.
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Production supported by Marcia Grand in loving memory of Richard Grand
Talks and events
Exploring I’m Not Running Thu 29 Nov, 2pm
Writer David Hare Mon 3 Dec, 6pm, (Captioned)
Nick de Bois: Confessions of a Recovering MP Fri 11 Jan, 6pm,
Jess Phillips: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth Fri 11 Jan, 7.30pm
Actors Siân Brooke, Alex Hassell and Joshua McGuire on I'm Not Running Tue 15 January, 3pm