Previews in the Lyttelton Theatre from from 2 October, press 9 October in repertoire until 31 January. Broadcast live as part of NT Live to cinemas worldwide on 31 January

Do I run? This is the question which is facing Pauline Gibson. She has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

David Hare’s explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty year intimate friendship and its public repercussions.

Cast: Siân Brooke, Owen Findlay, Alex Hassell, Harry Long, Joshua McGuire, Amaka Okafor, Roisin Rae, Liza Sadovy Nadia Williams and Brigid Zengeni.

Directed by Neil Armfield, set design by Ralph Myers, costume design by Sussie Juhlin-Wallén, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti and music by Alan John.

Production supported by Marcia Grand in loving memory of Richard Grand.

Broadcast live as part of NT Live to cinemas worldwide on 31 January.