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THEATRE REVIEW: I'm Not Running, National Theatre Live, South Holland Centre, Spalding




David Hare's play I'm Not Running is an example of why the Washington Post newspaper described him as "the premiere political dramatist writing in English".

On this occasion, it is as if Hare has taken the experiences of leading Labour politicians, such as Yvette Cooper, Rachel Reeves, Harriet Harman and Margaret Beckett, and put them altogether in one stage play.

At its heart is qualified doctor Pauline Gibson (Sian Brooke; Doctor Foster) who becomes leader of a campaign to save her Northamptonshire hospital from closure.


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