The Permanent Way


An astonishing interrogation of the chaos arising from the botched privatisation of Britain's railways. Told through the first-hand accounts of those involved at every level, from passengers to Civil Service mandarins.
The Permanent Way at The Vaults

Image: The Vaults


Overview


Genre: Verbatim theatre
Venue: The Vaults
Starts: Friday 13 September 2019
Closes: Sunday 17 November 2019
Running time:1 hr 40 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


David Hare's award-winning play roars to life in a provocative new site-specific staging performed in The Vaults, London's alternative subterranean venue beneath Waterloo Station.


This first London revival since the play's critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre is directed by Alexander Lass, whose recent credits include 46 Beacon (Trafalgar Studios) and No Man's Land (West End).


Synopsis


“What happened would simply not have happened under British Rail.


It wouldn't have happened.


Not in the British Rail days.”


Revelatory, witty, and moving, The Permanent Way is an astonishing interrogation of the chaos arising from the botched privatisation of Britain's railways.


Told through the first-hand accounts of those involved at every level, from passengers to Civil Service mandarins, this extraordinary verbatim piece asks challenging questions of responsibility and governmental mismanagement.


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 13 September 2019

Closes:Sunday 17 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:

Advance Tickets £15


Standard Class £20


First Class £25


Standard:

Off Peak Tickets (Tues, Weds, Thurs and Sun):

Advance Tickets £20

Standard Class £25

First Class £35


Peak Tickets (Fri and Sat):

Advance Tickets £25

Standard Class £30

First Class £40


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Creatives


Author: David Hare
Composer: Roly Witherow
Director: Alexander Lass
Designer: Ruth Hall
Lighting: Rick Fisher
Sound: Roly Witherow
Movement: Si├ón Williams
Production: Debbie Hicks

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