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Hobson’s Choice at MKT won't put a foot wrong

Date Posted:03/03/2016

Catch this one before it transfers to the West End!

Hobsons ChoiceHarold Brighouse’s classic comedy, Hobson’s Choice, which is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre from 7 – 12 March, is celebrating its centenary in 2016 but its appeal is as great as it was 100 years ago. It’s full of laughter, wit and warmth.

Henry Horatio Hobson is a self-made man – but he’s also a skinflint, a boozer and a tyrant to boot. When his eldest daughter makes it clear that she wants to marry - if not for love then certainly for her own determined purposes - a battle of wills commences that rocks the status quo.

The situation isn’t helped by the fact that the man she has chosen to spend the rest of her life with is her own father’s employee and the pair of them plan to set up a rival business. Henry stands to lose much more than just the argument but can he bring himself to loosen the reins on his daughters or will he risk bankruptcy? He’s struggling with the prospect of either but ultimately, it is Hobson’s choice. He can take it or leave it.

Directed by Jonathan Church, who has recently been appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company, the production comes out of the prestigious Theatre Royal Bath stable and stars Martin Shaw (Inspector George Gently, Judge John Deed and The Professionals).

If the shoe fits… then tickets for this evergreen comedy are on sale now from the box office on: 0844 871 7652 or at: