Don’t miss David Hare’s explosive new drama ‘I’m Not Running’

The political decision of a lifetime…


‘Absorbing. A passionate, fluent production’ Independent



I’m Not Running is an explosive new political drama exploring personal choices and their public consequences, written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare (The Reader, The Hours, NT Live: Skylight).


The cast includes Siân Brooke (Sherlock, Doctor Foster), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time) and Alex Hassell (Grantchester, The Miniaturist).


Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS, to becoming an independent MP.


In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party.


As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision…


Pitched as a big, political Sunday night-style drama, I’m Not Running follows the private and public lives of politicians, the secret relationships and political consequences, and one woman’s journey through the world of campaigning, politics and potential candidacy for leadership.



I’m Not Running: Broadcast live to the Torch Theatre, Thursday 31 January 2019, 7.00pm. £15 | £13 Concessions

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