The Permanent Way
    By David Hare

    19:45, Tue 14th November 2006 - Sat 18th November 2006 at ADC Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 6

    Who is responsible when a train crashes, killing or injuring hundreds of ordinary and innocent commuters? David Hare's shocking parable of British mismanagement tells the various 'true stories' of the most devastating rail disasters of the past two decades, providing a platform for the testimonies of politicians, rail companies and the many bereaved.

    In this tragic and compelling tale, witty and acute observations mingle with dramatic graphic effects to create the ultimate emotional rollercoaster. When everybody is blaming each other, how can we tell where the truth really lies?


    Passenger 1/Rail Union Leader/Squadron Leader/Stormin’ Norman -
    Passenger 2/Senior Civil Servant/Leading Entrepreneur -
    Passenger 3/Wendy/Dawn/Sally/Piemuncher/Campaigning Solicitor -
    Passenger 4/Doghole/British Transport Policeman/Technical Director -
    Passenger 5/JH/Survivor’s Group Founder -
    Passenger 6/Big Heap/John Prescott/Senior Rail Executive -
    Passenger 7/1st Bereaved Mother/Scottish Literary Editor -
    Passenger 8/A Very Experienced Rail Engineer/Vicar -
    Passenger 9/Rocker/2nd Bereaved Mother -
    Investment Banker/Sven/Young Man in Denim -
    High Powered Treasury Thinker/Rustin’ Hoffman/Lord Cullen -
    Catweasel/Bereaved Father/Managing Director of Railtrack -
    Another Senior Operating Executive/Bereaved Widow -

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