I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running


23 September 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope


Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From National Theatre Live.

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 (BBC Sherlock, BBC Doctor Foster), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time) and Alex Hassell (ITV Grantchester, BBC 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 National Health Service (NHS), to becoming an independent Member of Parliament.

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…

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    23 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
  • Time

  • Price

  • Duration

    2 hours 10 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Joshua McGuireSandy Mynott
    • Alex HassellJack Gould
    • Siân BrookePauline Gibson
    • Amaka OkaforMeredith Ikeji
    • Brigid ZengeniNerena Trent
    • Liza SadovyBlaise Gibson
    • Owen FindlayEnsemble
    • Harry LongEnsemble
    • Roisin RaeEnsemble
    • Nadia WilliamsEnsemble
  • Creative

    • David HareWriter
    • Neil ArmfieldDirector
    • Ralph MyersSet Designer
    • Sussie Juhlin-WallenCostume Designer
    • Jon ClarkLighting Designer
    • Paul ArdittiSound Designer
    • Alan JohnMusic
    • Jon DriscollVideo Designer


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