THE PERMANENT WAY Tickets

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The Vaults Theatre
Launcelot Street , London, SE1 7AD

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.
Monday - -
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday 14:30 -
  • Running Time: 100 mins with no interval
  • Preview From: Fri, 13 September 2019
  • Booking Until: Sun, 17 November 2019

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. Have we learned anything from recent history?

 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).

 “A searing piece of documentary theatre”

The Evening Standard

“Hare has made a serious, provocative, dramatically gripping contribution to an argument of urgent interest to us all”

The Times

“This intricately detailed study of a fatal privatisation is that very rare thing: a vitally necessary piece of theatre”

Michael Billington, The Guardian 

Age restriction 10+

The Vaults Theatre

Launcelot Street , London, SE1 7AD

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The Vaults is London’s home for immersive theatre and alternative arts. Their mission is to collaborate and conspire, embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others.
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