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Hobson’s Choice

Harold Brighouse's classic comedy set in Salford in 1880s

Hobson’s Choice

Harold Brighouse’s classic comedy set in Salford in 1880s is based around the battle of wills between a hard-headed cobbler, called Hobson and his daughter Maggie.  

Maggie defies Hobson by marrying his most talented worker – the timid and down trodden Will.  She helps Will to develop his potential and together they turn the tables on Hobson, resulting in a business proposal, leaving Hobson with little choice.