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.

"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."

The production has enjoyed a successful opening at the Theatre Royal Bath, and marks the one hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of the classic comedy.

Martin Shaw leads the cast in the title role, alongside Naomi Frederick, Bryan Dick Gabrielle Dempsey and Joanna McCallum with further casting to be announced.

The production will feature design by Simon Higlett, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Mike Walker and an original score by Matthew Scott.

Martin Shaw is well-known for TV roles in 'Inspector George Gently', 'Judge John Deed', and 'The Professionals'. His stage roles include 'Saturday, Sunday, Monday' opposite Laurence Olivier, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for 'An Ideal Husband' on Broadway. He was recently seen in the West End in 'A Man for All Seasons' and 'Twelve Angry Men'.

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