I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running

3.3 (20) · Contemporary

by David Hare


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?

Critic reviews

David Hare's Labour play hits political bullseyes

The Guardian

Play starring Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell is a bemusing work that seems to be operating in a kind of vacuum or alternative past

The Independent

David Hare's weak and uninteresting examination of left-wing politicians has nothing to say

The Stage

Some funny moments


Is political theatre’s big beast running out of puff?

The Telegraph

The playwright’s new political drama doesn’t lack ambition, but it’s a curiously sterile affair

Financial Times

David Hare’s satire of Labour politics might be set in the present day, but it belongs in another era


Date & time

Show ended
Tue 2 Oct - Thu 31 Jan, 2.15pm & 7.30pm


South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
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