I'm Not Running, David Hare's 18th play to open at the National Theatre, bringing his characteristic themes of British politics and public versus private relationships to the Lyttelton stage.
It's a synoptic study of personal connection and political repercussions over 20 years, which we are promised is entirely fictional (great care has reportedly been taken in the casting process to ensure there are no accidental resemblances to real politicians).
Pauline Gibson's experience as a doctor makes her a worthy leader of a local health campaign. But when a chance encounter with an ex boyfriend puts Pauline right in the path of Labour Party loyalists, suddenly there's an opportunity to run as candidate. But is it worth looking beyond single issue politics and becoming a target of public scrutiny?
Doctor Foster star Siân Brooke leads the cast as Pauline and artistic director of Adelaide Festival returns to the National Theatre to direct this premiere.
Public booking for I'm Not Running at the National Theatre opens on Thursday 12 July, 8.30am
|What||I'm Not Running, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
02 Oct 18 – 31 Jan 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£15 - £67|
|Website||Click here for more information|