Hobson's Choice (2014)

By Harold Brighouse

"Get one wedding in a family, and it goes through the lot like measles."

Set to the sights and sounds of the sixties, Nadia Fall directs this Lancashire comedy starring Mark Benton who "brings a nice mix of bombast and chaos to Hobson" (Evening Standard). Jodie McNee also received high praise from critics with her and Benton's relationship described as "both wonderfully funny and deeply touching". (Daily Telegraph) Designer Ben Stones’ revolving set was also dubbed as "A DELIGHT: Hobson’s Bootshop has seldom, if ever, looked more inviting." (Sunday Telegraph)

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Reviews

Evening Standard

"Nadia Fall's BRIGHT, BRISK PRODUCTION makes Harold Brighouse's 1915 play feel WONDERFULLY FRESH." "Jodie McNee is tremendous as Maggie...Mark Benton brings a nice mix of bombast and chaos to Hobson"

Sunday Express

"Harold Brighouse’s CLASSIC COMEDY...Mark Benton plays splendidly as a cross between Falstaff and King Lear."

Daily Telegraph

"The core of the play is the relationship between Jodie McNee’s spirited Maggie and Karl Davies’s deliciously gauche Willie Mossop...both WONDERFULLY FUNNY AND DEEPLY TOUCHING...their growing love BEAUTIFULLY UNDERSCORED by the Gerry and the Pacemakers."

Financial Times

"GENIUS...Nadia Fall’s stock as a director has been rising...now the final, clinching proof of her skills comes in the deceptively bucolic setting of Regent’s Park...A WORK OF MASTERY."

Sunday Telegraph

"Ben Stones’ revolving set is A DELIGHT: Hobson’s Bootshop has seldom, if ever, looked more inviting."

Sunday Times

Jodie McNee shines as Maggie...A CRACKING SHOW."