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The Permanent Way poster imageThe Permanent Way

By David Hare

22nd - 25th July 2009 at 7.30pm in The Main House

In 1991, before an election they did not expect to win, the Conservative Government made a fateful decision to privatise the railways.

In The Permanent Way ‘our greatest living political playwright’  David Hare gathers together the first hand accounts of those most intimately involved, highlighting in particular the elevation of profit above safety that led to a succession of disasters at Southall, Ladbroke Grove, Hatfield and Potters Bar. Funny, tragic and compelling, the play offers an extraordinary parable of British mismanagement that raises questions about the recent history of our country.

Members of ‘Birmingham’s critically acclaimed Stage2 portray the passengers, politicians, executives, experts, decision makers, rail workers, survivors and bereaved in this powerful and perceptive play.

Tickets: £8.50

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