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In 2019, Alex directed the first ever major London revival of The Permanent Way by David Hare, a site-specific production in the former railway arches at The Vaults beneath Waterloo Station.

David Hare's extraordinary verbatim play examines the human cost of corporate greed and governmental mismanagement in the wake of the botched privatisation of the railways.

Alex's critically acclaimed production ran at The Vaults for 10 weeks, it began on Friday 13th September 2019 and played until Sunday 17th November 2019.

FOUR STARS from Dominic Maxwell in The Times 

FOUR STARS from Michael Billington in The Guardian

FOUR STARS from Gary Naylor in Broadway World

FOUR STARS from Rachel Halliburton in The Arts Desk

FOUR STARS from Keith Mckenna in

FOUR STARS from David Winskill in The Ham & High


Anna Acton

Jonathan Coote

Paul Dodds

Jacqui Dubois

Lucas Hare

Gabrielle Lloyd

Tej Obano

Sakuntala Ramanee

Jonathan Tafler


Writer - David Hare

Director - Alexander Lass

Set and Costume Designer - Ruth Hall

Lighting - Rick Fisher

Music and Sound - Roly Witherow

Movement - Siân Williams

Company Stage Manager - Marie-Claude Valiquet

Artwork, Illustration and Programme Design - Dom McKenzie

Assistant Director - Aran Cherkez

Production photography - ©Nobby Clark

Rehearsal photography - ©Joe Twigg

Produced by Debbie Hicks

Anna Acton, Alexander Lass and Sir David

Playwright David Hare visits rehearsals for The Permanent Way, London 2019. Photograph ©Joe Twigg.

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