Hobson's Choice

Hobson's Choice Tickets

Venue: 
Vaudeville Theatre
Location: 
West End
Duration: 
2 hours and 10 minutes
Categories: 

Harold Brighouse's classic comic love story is the tale of a Salford cobbler with three unruly daughters that owes more than a little to King Lear and Cinderella. The homage is purely intentional.

Martin Shaw is one of the UK’s favourite actors, well-known for starring in Inspector George Gently, Judge John Deed, and The Professionals on television. His stage roles include Saturday, Sunday, Monday opposite Laurence Olivier; he was Tony Award nominated for An Ideal Husband on Broadway and won a Drama Desk award. Recent West End credits include A Man for All Seasons and Twelve Angry Men.

Christopher Timothy is best-known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and Mac in the BBC series Doctors. 

Artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006, where his acclaimed productions have included Taken at Midnight, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Singin’ in the Rain, Jonathan Church has recently been appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company.

 

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Hobson's Choice Synopsis: 

Henry Horatio Hobson is one of the greatest comic characters in English drama. Self-made man, shopkeeper, skinflint and boozer, he's a tyrant to his daughters and a law unto himself.When Maggie, his eldest daughter, defies Hobson's wishes by marrying Will Mossop, his own boot-maker, a battle of wills begins in which he stands to lose his customers, his girls and his pride, but ultimately it is Hobson's choice.

Age Restrictions: 
Suitable for 12+
By: 
Harold Brighouse
Producer: 
Theatre Royal Bath
Director: 
Jonathan Church
Lighting: 
Tim Mitchell
Sound: 
Mike Walker
Design: 
Simon Higlett
Costume: 
Simon Higlett
Cast list: 
Martin Shaw, Naomi Frederick, Bryan Dick Gabrielle Dempsey and Joanna McCallum
Hobson's Choice Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 8 June, 2016
Available from: 
Saturday, 10 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 10 September, 2016
Closes: 
Saturday, 10 September, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday2.30pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Latest Hobson's Choice News & Features

Friday, April 8, 2016
Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice at the Vaudeville

A new production of Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice directed by Jonathan Church will transfer from the Theatre Royal Bath to the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End from 8 June to 10 September 2016.

Our Review

 

Very, very old-fashioned, but respectfully and respectably done.

Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice, set in Greater Manchester's Salford in 1880 and originally premiered in 1916, is a play wears its heart on its sleeve and its art even in its title, which has come to colloquially refer to being offered a choice where there is none at all: where you're being... Read more

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