Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions present
by Harold Brighouse, directed by Jonathan Church
24 February - 5 March 2016
Henry Horatio Hobson is one of the greatest comic characters in English drama. Self-made man, shopkeeper, skinflint and boozer, he’s a tyrant to his daughters and a law unto himself.
When Maggie, his eldest daughter, defies Hobson’s wishes by marrying Will Mossop, his own boot-maker, a battle of wills begins in which he stands to lose his customers, his girls and his pride, but ultimately it is Hobson’s choice.
2016 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse’s classic comedy, which is rich with laughter, wit and warmth.
Martin Shaw is one of the UK’s favourite actors, well-known for starring in Inspector George Gently, Judge John Deed, and The Professionals on television. His stage roles include Saturday, Sunday, Monday opposite Laurence Olivier; he was Tony Award nominated for An Ideal Husband on Broadway and won a Drama Desk award. Recent West End credits include A Man for All Seasons and Twelve Angry Men.
Christopher Timothy is best-known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and Mac in the BBC series Doctors.
Artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006, where his acclaimed productions have included Taken at Midnight, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Singin’ in the Rain, Jonathan Church has recently been appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company.
LUNCH & LISTEN -The guest for Lunch & Listen before the matine on Thursday 3rd March will be Christopher Timothy. Contact the Box Office for details.
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Week 1: Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday – Saturday 8pm Matinee Saturday 2.30pm
Week 2: Monday - Tuesday 7.30pm Wednesday 7pm Thursday - Saturday 8pm Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval
Mon – Fri eves and Sat mats: £23.00 £28.50 £30.50 £33.50 £35.50
Sat eves: £25.50 £29.50 £31.50 £34.50 £37.50
Midweek mats: £21.50 £27.00 £29.00 £33.00 £34.00
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