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Harold Brighouse

 
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Birth Place: ENGLAND

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[West End, 2016]
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BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE, Jack Studio Theatre Photo BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE, Jack Studio Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 6, 2018

Hobson's Choice is given a late 50s makeover in this fine revival of a play the themes of which remain as relevant today as ever they were.

Matthew Townshend Productions Revives HOBSON'S CHOICE Photo Matthew Townshend Productions Revives HOBSON'S CHOICE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2018

Matthew Townshend Productions presents a sparkling revival of one of the great classics of British Theatre, Harold Brighouse's immortal Lancashire comedy Hobson's Choice.

BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 23, 2018

Last season on Broadway there was a play called Time and the Conways presented at Roundabout Theatre Company. The play hadn't been seen on Broadway since 1937 and after seeing it I understood why. That said, the production had a great look and a very good cast so you could forget about the stodginess of the script. Bethesda, Maryland-based Quotidian Theatre Company's current production of Hobson's Choice bears a resemblance to Time and the Conways because you don't ever see it performed. Unfortunately, the production values – a result of a limited budget – and some questionable casting can't hide all the warts of Harold Brighouse's over 100-year-old script.

HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm).

Finborough Theatre Sets Autumn Season: THE SWEETHEARTS, MY EYES WENT DARK & More
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 15, 2015

The Finborough Theatre - under multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson - celebrates its 35th year with an Autumn Season of even more vibrant new plays and unique rediscoveries.

BWW Reviews: HOBSON'S CHOICE, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, June 17 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Jun 18, 2014

Mark Benton leads the company for the latest revival of Harold Brighouse's family comedy Hobson's Choice, at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Moved 80 years in the future to the 1960s this new production attempts to tackle gender politics as well as making the most of the music and fashion from the era.

ESP Readings to Continue 1/6 with John Van Druten's I AM A CAMERA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

Most of ESP's recent outings have been stories written directly for the stage. For our January 2014 reading (the last to be held at our beloved NSCC before we move to ACT), we turn to a master playwright's take on (apparently) undramatic material - John Van Druten's adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories, I Am a Camera.

ESP Stages WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

J. B. Priestley's 1938 farcical comedy, set in 1908, is about three couples who married on the same day in the same church, who learn on their twenty-fifth anniversaries that they aren't legally married at all, sending them into a tizzy of spousal re-evaluation. The play is full of funny lines, and is a first-rate screwball comedy - but this hilarious Yorkshire farce has more going on in it than this premise would indicate, because, after all, this is a play by J. B. Priestley!

ESP to Stage WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

J. B. Priestley's 1938 farcical comedy, set in 1908, is about three couples who married on the same day in the same church, who learn on their twenty-fifth anniversaries that they aren't legally married at all, sending them into a tizzy of spousal re-evaluation. The play is full of funny lines, and is a first-rate screwball comedy - but this hilarious Yorkshire farce has more going on in it than this premise would indicate, because, after all, this is a play by J. B. Priestley!

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Phoenix, the new theatre company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.


Harold Brighouse Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Harold Brighouse written?
Harold Brighouse has written 4 shows including Lonesome Like (Playwright), Hobson's Choice (Playwright), The Maid of France (Playwright), Walking Happy (Source Material).