In 1848 George Hudson was one of the richest and most powerful men in Britain, controlling nearly a third of the railway network. Six months later he was disgraced, bankrupt and on his way to exile.
This play tells the story of the rise and fall of the "Railway King", who vowed to "“mak all t'railways cum t'York”.
Matthew Partridge is a financial journalist and published author who has produced several plays for various companies.
PLEASE NOTE: During lockdown and post lockdowns Player Playwright went partially online. For this new season we are still holding some evenings online, but all of our new play readings will take place in person Upstairs@NorthLondon Tavern.
We made this decision after discussions with our authors who, overwhelmingly, told us that they value the in-person feedback of a live audience.
Members attending Monday night events pay £3 on the door. Non-members are very welcome to come along and pay £4 on the door.