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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.

Customer Reviews

259 reviews
Ali Welsby
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15 Sep 2016

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

Gwyn D
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15 Sep 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.

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14 Sep 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 .

Judith Whitehead
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12 Sep 2016

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

Marilyn Forsyth
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12 Sep 2016

Really enjoyed. Have seen in York before but a totally different version. The whole audience enjoyed from the amount of laughter ensuing!


When is it showing

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