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Hobson's Choice

Vaudeville Theatre, London

Hobson's Choice - Vaudeville Theatre, London

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The Vaudeville Theatre provides the venue for the latest production of Hobson’s Choice to appear in the West End. As part of the West End’s 2016 season Martin Shaw takes to the stage in the title role alongside other performers like Joanna McCallum, Gabrielle Dempsey, Bryan Dick and Naomi Frederick.

This classic play from the pen of Harold Brighouse has been seen in the capital before; examples include the 2014 production at the Open Air Theatre and the original West End production in 1916 that followed the New York original. So it was already known to audiences even before it was opened at the Theatre Royal Bath in February and now that it has also been toured to other venues around the country it lands in the West End once again.

It tells the story of the Salford cobbler of the title – Henry Horatio Hobson – whose treatment of his daughters leads to his undoing. He makes them work for him for free and one of them decides to get married. Hobson threatens to beat Will, her fiancé, and so she decides to battle him through his business by opening another shop that will damage his income and leave him with nothing.

Hobson’s Choice is directed by Jonathan Church whose previous work in the capital and beyond has earned him an admirable reputation. He has directed productions for the Chichester Festival Theatre such as South Downs and also for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre such as Racing Demon as both venue’s Artistic Director, plus A Busy Day at the Bristol Old Vic. Meanwhile, earlier this decade he brought Singin’ In The Rain to the Palace Theatre and before that Of Mice And Men to the Savoy Theatre, showing he has experience of staging successful shows in the West End.

And now he brings Harold Brighouse’s classic to the Vaudeville Theatre with a run beginning on Thursday 9th June 2016.

Show & Venue Information

Vaudeville Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
404 Strand

Booking From

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

Booking To

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Running Time

2 hours 10 minutes including interval. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

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