Your Guide to What's On in Penrith

12th - 15th October 2022

Hobson's Choice

Time: 19:30
Entry: £9 / £10
Location: Penrith Playhouse
Categories: Entertainment

A classic comedy from the cobbles (and cobblers) of Lancashire, a play of compassion and warmth in which curmudgeonly bootmaker Henry Hobson has his options famously restricted.

Penrith Players celebrate this famous tale of a self-made man, shopkeeper, skinflint and boozer, written by Harold Brighouse.

Henry Hobson is a tyrant to his daughters and a particularly stubborn man. When Maggie, his eldest daughter, stands up for her own rights and opposes Hobson’s wishes by intending to marry Will Mossop, who works as a boot-maker in the family shop, a battle of wills starts.

Ultimately, he stands to lose his customers, his daughters and his pride, it is Hobson’s choice after all.

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