Hobson's Choice


This production relocates from nineteenth century Salford to the year 1958. Rock and roll may have arrived, the youth revolution may be just around the corner, but in Henry Horatio Hobson's shoe shop Queen Victoria might still be on the throne.
Hobson's Choice at Jack Studio Theatre

Image: Jack Studio Theatre


Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: Jack Studio Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 4 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 15 September 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


John D Collins, best known for TV's smash hit 'Allo! 'Allo!, plays Hobson.


New songs by upcoming musicians Ben Goble with the Lockerbillies (Glastonbury 2017) echo the sounds of the time, from skiffle to Presley and from Doris Day to Jerry Lee Lewis.


And with the voice talents of Lucy Robinson (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) as Mrs Hepworth.


Previous tours from mtp include Salad Days, Tomfoolery and Noel and Gertie.


Hobson's Choice is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.


Synopsis


Matthew Townshend Productions presents a sparkling revival of one of the great classics of British Theatre, Harold Brighouse's immortal Lancashire comedy Hobson's Choice.


This fresh new production relocates from nineteenth century Salford to the year 1958.


Rock and roll may have arrived, the youth revolution may be just around the corner, but in Henry Horatio Hobson's shoe shop Queen Victoria might still be on the throne.


Their wireless and a secret treasured record player keep the three girls tuned to the hit parade, but when eldest daughter Maggie has had enough and breaks free, taking Willie Mossop the bootmaker with her, the younger sisters Vickey and Alice feel free to make their own escape from home and from 'trade'.


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Postal address:
410 Brockley Road
London SE4 2DH

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 4 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 15 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£13

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Cast


Greta Harwood

Kelly Aaron

Rhiannon Sommers

Connor McCreedy

John D Collins

Matthew Townshend

Michael Brown

Sian Rees

Connor McCreedy

Natasha Cox

Lucy Robinson as the voice of Mrs Hepworth


Creatives


Author: Harold Brighouse
Composer: Ben Goble with JS and the Lockerbillies
Director: Matthew Townshend
Designer: Martin Robinson
Lighting: David Hermon at LXPro
Sound: David Hermon at LXPro
Movement: Natasha Cox
Production: Matthew Townshend Productions

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