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Hobson’s Choice

by Harold Brighouse
Directed by Beth Maxwell
27th February – 7th March 1998

First produced in 1916, Hobson’s Choice is a comedy as sharp and fresh as when it was written. Set in the 1880’s, it tells of the downfall of Henry Hobson, Bootmaker of Salford, a conceited and self-centred windbag, at the hands of his eldest daughter.

In dealing with the universal theme of New Woman rebelling against parental tyranny, it is in the same genre as some Ibsen and Shaw of the period, but in the guise of a traditional Lancashire comedy. It is a beautifully crafted play, with keenly observed relationships. It is both a period piece and a play for all time.

Part of the Barn’s 1997-1998 Season.


Directed by
Beth Maxwell


Alice Hobson
Maggie Hobson
Vickey Hobson
Albert Prosser
Henry Horatio Hobson
Mrs Hepworth
Timothy Wadlow (Tubby)
William Mossop
Jim Heeler
Ada Figgins
Fred Beenstock
Dr MacFarlane


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