‘Hits political bullseyes’ (Guardian)
With the UK in political crisis, David Hare's explosive and timely new play explores the inextricable nature of the personal and political in party politics.
David Hare's work has previously been seen on NT Live screens with the hugely popular broadcast of Skylight, and he is the Academy Award-winning writer of films The Reader and The Hours
Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor. After heading a campaign to save her local hospital, she is thrust into the political spotlight when she is elected to Parliament. There, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, who has his sights on running the country. But as their personal and political lives intertwine, Pauline is faced with the decision of a lifetime.
With a cast including Siân Brooke (Sherlock, NT Live: Hamlet) and Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead).
‘The premiere political dramatist writing in English’ Washington Post
‘David Hare’s Labour play hits political bullseyes.’ Guardian
‘Absorbing. A passionate, fluent production’ Independent