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Hobson’s Choice – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Harold Brighouse Adaptor: Tanika Gupta Director: Atri Banerjee Reviewer: May Mellstrom Harold Brighouse’s 1916 classic comedy Hobson’s Choice, set in a Salford cobbler’s shop in 1880, last graced the stage of the Royal Exchange in 2003, mere months before playwright Tanika Gupta’s adaptation, featuring a present-day family of Ugandan Asian tailor’s, premiered at the Young Vic Theatre in London.  ...

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Hobson’s Choice – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Hobson's Choice - Gabrielle Dempsey (Vickey Hobson), Martin Shaw (Henry Hobson), Florence Hall (Alice Hobson) -

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer:Maryam Philpott You may be forgiven for thinking the London has developed a bit of a foot fetish for on the Strand in neighbouring theatres there are currently two shows about shoe-making. While the musical Kinky Boots has been delighting audiences and winning awards for the best part of a year, nearby in the ...

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Hobson’s Choice – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Hobson's Choice - Gabrielle Dempsey (Vickey Hobson), Martin Shaw (Henry Hobson), Florence Hall (Alice Hobson) -

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Dave Smith It’s 100 years since Harold Brighouse’s ever-popular Hobson’s Choice premiered in the UK, having surprisingly first been produced in New York a year earlier, and as director Jonathan Church departs the Chichester Festival Theatre after 10 years for his new role as Artistic Director for Sydney Theatre Company, he leaves us ...

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Hobson’s Choice – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Originally set in 1880, Harold Brighouse’s 1915 play Hobson’s Choice is just as much about the social changes afoot at the time of its writing as they were about life in 19th Century Salford. It’s partly down to that malleability of timeframe that makes the Open Air Theatre’s decision to relocate ...

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Hobson’s Choice – South London Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: Stephanie Urquhart Reviewer: Jon Wainwright This engaging and warm-hearted production of Harold Brighouse’s classic play brings out the timeless comedy of Hobson’s illusory power to choose, and it has great fun with the many ways in which women have real power over men. There are no guns or barricades but this is still a revolutionary story ...

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NEWS: Lead casting for Regents Park Open Air Theatre announced

Today, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed lead casting for Hobson’s Choice and the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Mark Benton will play Henry Hobson in Hobson’s Choice, with Jodie McNee as his daughter Maggie. Rufus Bonds Jr and Nicola Hughes play the title rôles in Porgy and Bess with Phillip Boykin re-creating his Tony Award nominated performance as Crown, ...

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Hobson’s Choice – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Harold Brighouse Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace Written in 1916 Hobson’s Choice has remained a favourite of audiences and theatre companies alike throughout its 98 year history and with this new co-production between the Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum and New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme it is easy to see why. Harold Brighouse’s superbly written play tells the tale of Salfordian ...

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NEWS: All My Sons Launches Regent’s Park Open Air Season

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has today confirmed its complete programme of shows for summer 2014. All My Sons will open the season, followed by Hobson’s Choice and Twelfth Night re-imagined for everyone aged six and over. Porgy and Bess will then be staged prior to the previously announced return of To Kill a Mockingbird. Artistic Director Timothy Sheader will ...

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