Produced By: Bedford Drama Company

Hobson’s Choice

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25 Feb 2023
25 Feb, 19:30

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Hobson's Choice Henry Hobson, self-made man, shopkeeper, boozer, and ruinously obstinate, is a tyrant to his daughters and a law unto himself. He believes that Maggie, his irrepressible eldest daughter, is too old to marry – which suits him fine, but when she defies Hobson’s wishes by marrying the meek Will Mossop, his own boot-maker, a battle of wills begins in which he stands to lose his business, his girls and his pride – but ultimately it is Hobson’s choice. 

Set in late nineteenth century, Salford and first performed in the UK in 1916, Hobson’s Choice has been an enduring, comedy classic ever since. With its themes of class struggle, responsibility and family loyalty, it was ground breaking for its day and still has relevance today.
Age Guidance 12+