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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
FROM THE BARN THEATRE ARCHIVE

Hobson’s Choice

by Harold Brighouse
Directed by Beth Maxwell
27th February – 7th March 1998
Thanks to Imperial Cancer Shop, Welwyn Garden City; Isabel Hospice Shop, Welwyn Garden City; Clarks Shoes, Welwyn Garden City; Winter’s Shoe Repairs, Ware; Dr Pat Last. Sponsored by Data Specifics Ltd

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.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Beth Maxwell

CAST

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

CREATIVE TEAM

Lighting Design
Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Lighting Operator
Set Painting
Production Secretary
Additional Assistance

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

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