Marking the One Hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of this classic comedy, HOBSON’S CHOICE will play at London’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 8th June – Saturday 10th September.
Martin Shaw plays Henry Horatio Hobson, one of the greatest characters in English drama. Self-made man, shopkeeper, skinflint and boozer, he’s a tyrant to his daughters and a law unto himself. When Maggie, his eldest daughter, defies Hobson’s wishes by marrying Will Mossop, his own boot-maker, a battle of wills begins in which he stands to lose his customers, his girls and his pride, but ultimately it is Hobson’s choice.
Martin Shaw is one of the UK’s favourite actors, well-known for starring in Inspector George Gently, Judge John Deed, and The Professionals on television. His stage roles include Saturday, Sunday, Monday opposite Laurence Olivier; he was Tony Award nominated for An Ideal Husband on Broadway and won a Drama Desk award. Recent West End credits include A Man for All Seasons and Twelve Angry Men.
Christopher Timothy is best-known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Smalland Mac in the BBC series Doctors.
Venue: Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH
Dates: Wednesday 8th June – Saturday 10th September
Times: Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm;
Thursday & Saturday matinees, 2.30pm
Press Night: Tuesday 14th June, 7pm