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?

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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By:
David Hare
Director:
Neil Armfield
Lighting:
Jon Clark
Sound:
Paul Arditti
Design:
Ralph Myers
Costume:
Sussie Juhlin-Wallen
Cast list:
Siân Brooke, Alex Hassell, Joshua McGuire, Amaka Okafor, Liza Sadovy, Brigid Zengeni

Lyttelton Theatre, National

Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

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Sir David Hare is effectively the house playwright of the National Theatre, now premiering his 17th original play there (plus adaptations of Lorca, Brecht and Pirandello). But we are observing the law of diminishing returns in action as he revisits familiar territory, sketching in the domestic behind the political for his second play to be set behind-the-scenes of the Labour Party.

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