What Did London Critics Think of I’m Not Running at the National Theatre? | Playbill

The Verdict What Did London Critics Think of I’m Not Running at the National Theatre?
David Hare's latest play, a fictional exploration of the Labour Party, opened October 9.
Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell  in <i>I&#39;m Not Running </i>
Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell in I'm Not Running Mark Douet

The National Theatre production of I’m Not Running opened October 9 at the London venue. Neil Armfield directs the new play by David Hare (Plenty, Skylight), which explores the modern Labour Party through the lens of a doctor-turned-Member of Parliament and her former boyfriend, a stalwart politician.

Siân Brooke and Alex Hassel lead the company, which also includes Owen Findlay, Harry Long, Joshua McGuire, Amaka Okafor, Roisin Rae, Liza Sadovy, Nadia Williams, and Brigid Zengeni.

Read what critics thought of the production in the reviews below.

The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

Independent (Paul Taylor)

The Stage (Tim Bano)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

I’m Not Running will be broadcast through National Theatre Live January 31, 2019 (the final scheduled date of the run).

The production features sets by Ralph Myers, costumes by Sussie Johlin-Wallén, lighting by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti, music by Alan John, and video design by Jon Driscoll.

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