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Hobson's Choice

A classic of English drama, Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice transfers to the West End after a celebrated run at the Theatre Royal Bath.

Self-made man Henry Horatio Hobson is one of English theatre’s finest comic characters. A shopkeeper, a booze hound and a penny pincher, Hobson rules over his daughters with an iron fist and is accountable to no one. However, when his eldest daughter Maggie marries Will Mossop in defiance of her father’s wishes, a merciless battle of wills ensues. Hobson could lose everything, but that’s his choice!

Marking the centenary of the first production of the comedic play in the UK, this lovingly designed revival is directed by Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company Jonathan Church, stars British favourite Martin Shaw (Inspector George Gently, Judge John Deed, Twelve Angry Men, A Man For All Seasons) and co-stars Naomi Frederick (The Trial of Tony Blair, Twelfth Night) and Christopher Timothy (Doctors). Featuring knock-out performances by its superb cast and stunningly detailed sets and costumes by Simon Higlett, Hobson’s Choice offers a wealth of laughter and warmth. Far ahead of its time when it was first performed, Hobson’s Choice remains a fascinating and witty exploration of status and ambition.

Playing at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, don’t delay in booking your tickets to a true English masterwork.


404 Strand, London

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


Martin Shaw, Naomi Frederick, Bryan Dick, Gabrielle Dempsey, Joanna McCallum with further casting to be announced


2h10m incl. interval

How Does It Work

If you choose collect at box office you will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference, please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for ages 12+

When Can I Go

Monday – Saturday: 7.30pm  Thursday & Saturday: 2.30pm* 

*N.B No matinee performance on Saturday 6th August 2016.  Additional matinee on Wednesday 10th August 2016.

Where Do I Go

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH.

By Tube- Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo) Embankment (District, Circle)

By Bus- 1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 18

Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London

Latest customer reviews

  • Excellent...thoroughly enjoyable

    15 September 2016

    The show was everything I thought it would be. Great acting from all the cast but exceptional from Martin Shaw.

    Ali Welsby Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A superb Hobson's Choice

    15 September 2016

    This was an experience I had looked forward to very much and it did not disappoint. Shaw, Timothy and the rest of the cast were superb and, had it not completed its run, I would return for another visit. I can only hope that it will tour to my little provincial theatre at some time in the future.

    Gwyn D Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Hobson Choice

    14 September 2016

    seen three times firstly at Richmond and after an enjoyable evening couldn't wait to see it again in London. Martin Shaw was brilliant as Hobson, the rest of the cast was just as good. very funny and a very enjoyable evening. well done to all .

    Andrea Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Hobson's Choice

    12 September 2016

    Excellent production. We thoroughly enjoyed it right to the standing ovation! Martin Shaw was great.

    Judith Whitehead Confirmed ticket purchaser

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