404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Booking period: 8 June to 10 September 2016
Written By Harold Brighouse
Directed by Jonathan Church
Marking the One Hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of this classic comedy, HOBSON’S CHOICEwill play at London’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 8th June – Saturday 10th September.
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 plays Henry Horatio Hobson, one of the greatest 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.
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.
Hobson’s Choice is produced by : Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Jonathan Church Productions and Duncan C. Weldon.
Henry Horatio Hobson : Martin Shaw
Inspector George Gently, Judge John Deed, and The Professionals (TV) Saturday, Sunday, Monday opposite Laurence Olivier; An Ideal Husband, A Man for All Seasons and Twelve Angry Men (stage)
Maggie Hobson : Naomi Frederick
The Heresy of Love; Made in Dagenham, Emil and the Detectives, The Winslow Boy.
Willy Mossop : Bryan Dick
Seminar, School Play, Sliding With Suzanne, Out of Joint; The Alchemist,
Vickey Hobson : Gabrielle Dempsey
The Rehearsal, Spring Awakening, All My Sons
Mrs Hepworth : Joanna McCallum
A Month in the Country, The Importance of Being Ernest,Hamlet.
Further casting details to be announced.
Jonathan Church has recently been appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company having been the 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,
Design is by Simon Higlett;
lighting design is by Tim Mitchell;
sound design is by Mike Walker;
Music is by Matthew Scott.
Booking Information | Hobson’ Choice
8 June to 10 September 2016
Tickets from £32.00