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    David Hare's I’m Not Running, which explores politics and the health services, plays a strictly limited season on the National Theatre's Lyttelton stage.

    David Hare is one of British theatre’s most prolific living playwrights, with his scripts, screenplays and adaptations numbering well into the dozens. His newest play, I’m Not Running, premieres on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre this autumn, for a strictly limited season.

    I’m Not Running delves into contemporary politics and health services, following Dr Pauline Gibson and her Labour Party member ex-boyfriend, Jack. When the two reunite, Pauline must decide whether to run, or not. Is it worth sacrificing your personal life for a cause you hold dear? And what are the repercussions of your choices?

    Casting includes Sian Brooke as Pauline, with credits including Dido Queen of Carthage at the National Theatre and Absolutely! Perhaps in the West End. Further cast members are Alex Hassell, Joshua McGuire, Amaka Okafor, Liza Sadovy and Bridgid Zegeni.

    Neil Armfield directs this new play. The Australian director was the founding Artistic Director of Company B, has worked across Australia, Canada, the US and the UK. Writer David Hare’s recent plays include The Red Barn, The Moderate Soprano, Collateral and Denial. He writes for the stage and screen, and has won numerous awards, including two Olivier Awards, a BAFTA and three Tony Award nominations.

    Further creative team includes set designer Ralph Myers, costumer designer Sussie Juhlin-Wallen, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Paul Arditti, with music by Alan John.

    Do you dare run? David Hare’s highly-anticipated new play forces you to consider your choices and evaluate the importance of your actions. I’m Not Running plays at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre from 2 October 2018 to 31 January 2019, with a press night on 9 October 2018.

    Sorry this show closed 31 January 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

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    Performance dates:
    02 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
    Running time:
    2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.
    Age recommendation:
    Not suitable for children
    Audience Notes:
    A new David Hare play, especially one promising current socio-political reference, is guaranteed to attract British theatre and new writing fans alike.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    Despite extremely negative reviews, I really enjoyed David Hare's new play. It's definitely one w... More

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    albuspotter Top 50 reviewer 24 Jan 2019

    Considering all the mediocre reviews this show had, I was expecting something bad. What I got wa... More

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    joc78 Top 10 reviewer 30 Jan 2019
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    tmessenger 05 Jan 2019

    The play is political - centring on an independent MP who is rumoured to be running for the posit... More

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    u2fancat Top 200 reviewer 03 Dec 2018

    Very enjoyable, very good acting. In the second act the audience (certainly at the front) was bl... More

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    gillr4 22 Jan 2019

    I really enjoyed this show, it was very well written, very current and very fast paced. The actin... More

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    emilygami Top 50 reviewer 08 Dec 2018
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