NT Live: I'm Not Running

167 mins.
Directed by Neil Armfield
2019

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), Joshua McGuire (NT LIVE: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, ABOUT TIME) and Alex Hassell (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…