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The Permanent Way

Drama


by
David Hare

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 80 pages

File size: 119 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

In 1991, before an election they did not expect to win, the Conservative government made a fateful decision to privatize the railways. As a result, the taxpayer subsidizes rail more lavishly then ever before. In The Permanent Way, David Hare, working with actors from the Out of Joint Company, tells the intricate, madcap story of a dream gone sour, by gathering together the first-hand accounts of those most intimately involved – from every level of the system.

‘A drama that stirs indignation and pity in equal measure, political theatre that transcends the old conflicts between Right and Left to condemn the whole mindset and attitudes of those allegedly running our nation’s affairs. It is, by a mile, the most significant and revealing new play of the year. If you want to understand why Britain isn’t working, you need to see The Permanent Way.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A compelling, fast-moving and astringently witty collage of first-hand testimonies and conflicting points of view… The picture that emerges with great force from these vivid, eloquently juxtaposed vignettes is of a debased culture that sets less store by the expertise that comes from intimate knowledge of a subject than by vacuous so-called management skills.’ Independent

‘A vitally necessary piece of theatre.’ Guardian

In 1991, before an election they did not expect to win, the Conservative government made a fateful decision to privatize the railways. As a result, the taxpayer subsidizes rail more lavishly then ever before. In The Permanent Way, David Hare, working with actors from the Out of Joint Company, tells the intricate, madcap story of a dream gone sour, by gathering together the first-hand accounts of those most intimately involved – from every level of the system.

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In 1991, before an election they did not expect to win, the Conservative government made a fateful decision to privatize the railways. As a result, the taxpayer subsidizes rail more lavishly then ever before. In The Permanent Way, David Hare, working with actors from the Out of Joint Company, tells the intricate, madcap story of a dream gone sour, by gathering together the first-hand accounts of those most intimately involved – from every level of the system.

‘A drama that stirs indignation and pity in equal measure, political theatre that transcends the old conflicts between Right and Left to condemn the whole mindset and attitudes of those allegedly running our nation’s affairs. It is, by a mile, the most significant and revealing new play of the year. If you want to understand why Britain isn’t working, you need to see The Permanent Way.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A compelling, fast-moving and astringently witty collage of first-hand testimonies and conflicting points of view… The picture that emerges with great force from these vivid, eloquently juxtaposed vignettes is of a debased culture that sets less store by the expertise that comes from intimate knowledge of a subject than by vacuous so-called management skills.’ Independent

‘A vitally necessary piece of theatre.’ Guardian

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