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Can a politician be trusted?

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:30 AM
Siân Brooke as Pauline Gibson and Joshua McGuire as Sandy Mynott in ‘NT Live: I’m not Running’.

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play featuring a fictitious exploration of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party. Written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare (The Reader, NT Live: Skylight), it was captured live at the National Theatre and will be shown at Palace Cineplex this Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

The cast includes Siân Brooke (Sherlock,NT Live: Hamlet), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time) and Alex Hassell (Grantchester, 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 NHS to becoming an independent MP.

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.