Hobson’s Choice

Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse  17th-19th February 1972

The story is set in Salford in 1880. It bears many resemblances to the stories of Cinderella and King Lear including a deceased mother; three daughters, two of whom are pretty and frivolous, the third of whom is clever and hardworking; and a fairy godmother.

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Alice Hobson : Joyce Elson

Maggie Hobson : Diana Evans

Vickie Hobson : Margaret Dutton

Albert Prosser : Tony Sharp

Henry Horatio Hobson : Jim Harvey

Mrs Hepworth : Elaine Tickle

Timothy Wadlow (Tubby) : Donald Griggs

William Mossop : John Elson

Jim Heeler : Russell Strong

Ade Figgins : Helen Weerasinghe

Fred Beenstock : Simon Armitage

Dr MacFarlane : John Cruse


Producer : Winnie Stubbs

Lighting : David Fyfe

Prompt: Sandra Woollett

Costumes : The Settlement Players wardrobe

Properties: Valerie Coles

Stage Design : Noel Ripley