Hobson's Choice

Opened: January 10, 2002
Closing: February 10, 2002

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The Stage 25 Announced; Leading Theatre Figures Celebrate 25 Rising Stars by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022

To celebrate 25 years of The Stage 100, The Stage has today announced a new list celebrating 25 individuals or partnerships tipped to become the future stars of the UK theatre industry.

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For The World Première Sonali Bhattacharyya's TWO BILLION BEATS by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2022

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for the world première of Sonali Bhattacharyya's Two Billion Beats - Anoushka Chadha (Bettina) and Safiyya Ingar (Asha).

Former Shaw Festival Artistic Director Christopher Newton Passes Away at 85 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

The Shaw Festival is mourning the death of Christopher Newton, former artistic director, who died peacefully yesterday morning at the age of 85. Actor, stage manager, playwright, artistic director, Mr. Newton made a momentous impact and life-long contributions to the Canadian theatre landscape and performing arts.

The Octagon Announce Programme For Their Spring/Summer 2022 Season by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021

As the Octagon gets ready to whisk audiences to Neverland in their upcoming festive production of Peter Pan, the venue are looking ahead to 2022 and have today announced the impressive line-up for their spring/summer season.

45north Announces Second Seed Comission Scheme For 2021 by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

Following the first scheme which ran in Spring/Summer 2021 and supported trans and gender non-conforming artists, the Autumn/Winter 2021 Seed Commission Scheme will focus on supporting South Asian artists working across a variety of disciplines to develop an idea for live theatre.

Cast Announced For World Première Production Of Tim Price's ISLA at Theatr Clwyd by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021

As the world première production of Kaite O'Reilly's Missing Julie opens at Theatr Clwyd, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford today announce the cast for the world première production of Tim Price's Isla.

Cast Announced For BROKEN LAD at Arcola Theatre by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

Casting is today announced for the world première of Robin Hooper's new drama 'Broken Lad', a comic and moving examination of masculinity in distress, directed by Richard Speir. It is Arcola Theatre's second production at their new venue, Arcola Outside.

Yorkshire Ballet Seminars Announce TO THE BARRE, a Live Q&A With Legends of the Ballet World by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2021

This group of ballet stars discuss their careers, inspirations and share tales of their time at Yorkshire Ballet Seminars exclusively on Saturday 24 July at 7:00pm (BST). Tickets are available to buy online now!

Tara Theatre Announces Casting For '2020' by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021

Tara Theatre has announced casting for 2020, 12 new stories from 12 writers (3 international and 9 from across England) responding to the challenges of 2020 and 2021, but from a completely local perspective. 2020 features in Abdul Shayek's first programme as Artistic Director for the newly rebranded Tara Theatre.

DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL is Offering Free Tickets To Vaccinated Patrons This Month by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (Reg E. Gaines, artistic director; Creative Ammo Inc., producer) today announced its 19th year of new works for the stage by 16 playwrights at the Abron Arts Center (466 Grand Street, New York City) from Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 26, 2021. For the first time, theatre tickets will be free of charge.

Esh Alladi, Tom Mothersdale & Ayesha Antoine to Star in OUT WEST at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announced casting and releases images for its summer reopening production Out West. Esh Alladi will play a young Gandhi in Tanika Gupta's The Overseas Student, Tom Mothersdale will play new father Jack in Simon Stephens' Blue Water and Cold and Fresh and Ayesha Antoine will play security guard Donna in Roy Williams' Go, Girl.

CAROUSEL Casting Announced at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in July by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed initial principal casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which plays 31 July – 25 September.

Julie Hesmondhalgh and Frances De La Tour Will Star in STILL LIFE at Nottingham Playhouse by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021

Nottingham Playhouse has announced that Julie Hesmondhalgh and Frances de le Tour will join the actors starring in its digital theatre project Still Life.

Play From EDUCATING RITA AND SHIRLEY VALENTINE Author Rages Against Middle Age by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2021

Directed by James Hough-Neilson, One For The Road finds Dennis on the eve of his 50th birthday making a last-ditch attempt to break away from the confines of his middle-class, housing-estate existence.  

Shakespeare's Globe Reopens Outdoor Theatre From 19 May by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2021

Shakespeare's Globe is preparing to reopen its outdoor theatre on 19 May 2021. Provided the conditions are met for Step 3 of the Government's roadmap for cultural reopening, the Globe will be welcoming audiences in for socially distanced performances, having closed on 18 March 2020.

Limelight Theatre Presents ONE FOR THE ROAD by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021

Lightlight Theatre is going back to the '80s with its latest production, a comedy from Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine playwright Willy Russell.

LOVE LETTERS Starring Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove Opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020

Just eighteen hours after the end of the UK’s current lockdown, Bill Kenwright presented MARTIN SHAW and JENNY SEAGROVE in A.R. GURNEY’s Love Letters, directed by ROY MARSDEN, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The play opened on 3 December 2020, the first day after the Prime Minister decreed that lockdown would end.

Lockdown Theatre Announces Live Virtual Table Read Of Tom Stoppard's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND In Aid Of The Royal Theatrical Fund by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2020

Following the success of Noël Coward's Private Lives in September which raised £44,000 for the Royal Theatrical Fund, Lockdown Theatre today announces a live virtual table read of The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund. The table read will take place via Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with the cast and director on Sunday 25 October at 7pm.

Lockdown Theatre Announces Live Virtual Table Read Of PRIVATE LIVES With Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke & More! by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2020

Following the sell-out success of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot in June, Lockdown Theatre, in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund, today announces a live virtual table read of Private Lives by Noël Coward. The table read will take place on Sunday 13 September at 7pm with the generous permission from the Noël Coward Foundation.

Kali Theatre Launches SOLOS Online Monologues by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2020

Kali Theatre launches a new series of its SOLOS monologues online. Featuring new plays written and filmed under lockdown, the series kicks off with a love vlog to Joe Wicks released on Friday 26 June.

Lockdown Theatre Announces Live Virtual Table Read Of A BIT OF WAITING FOR GODOT In Aid Of The Royal Theatrical Fund by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2020

Lockdown Theatre in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund today announces a live virtual table read of a?oeA Bit of Waiting for Godota?? taken from Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot on Sunday 28 June at 7pm.

Wildcard Announces Digital Programme WILDCARD: FULL HOUSE by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2020

Award-winning theatre company, Wildcard, have today announced 'Wildcard: Full House', a six-month programme with a focus on supporting emerging artists, digitally.

Full Casting Announced For New Immersive Production Of ZORRO THE MUSICAL by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

Full casting is announced today for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March a?" 18 April 2020, with opening night for press on 18 March, directed by Christian Durham. The show will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro. The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.

Casting Announced For AN INSPECTOR CALLS at Theatre Royal by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2020

PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which runs at Theatre Royal Tuesday 24 - Saturday 29 March.

Atri Banerjee and Lauren O'Leary Will Host The Stage Awards 2020. by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2020

According to The Stage, director Atri Banerjee and actor Lauren O'Leary will host The Stage Awards 2020. Both Banerjee and O'Leary were winners at The Stage Debut Awards 2019.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Comes to Theatre Royal Brighton by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020

Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 25 a?" Saturday 29 February.

Casting Announced for Sam Steiner's YOU STUPID DARKNESS! at Southwark Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019

Paines Plough have today announced casting for the transfer of Sam Steiner's YOU STUPID DARKNESS! to Southwark Playhouse, a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth. An urgent play about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world, the production is directed by former Paines Plough co-Artistic Director James Grieve and the cast includes: Andrew Finnigan; Jenni Maitland; Lydia Larson; Andy Rush. The show opened at Theatre Royal Plymouth earlier this year and will run at Southwark Playhouse from 16 January - 22 February with a Press Night on Monday 20 January.

See The Current Standings In The 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! by Marianka Swain - Nov 11, 2019

Check out the current standings in the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards and cast your vote!

Young Birmingham Based Dance Students To Perform Alongside The Professionals In Birmingham Royal Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2019

Continuing to strengthen the relationship between Elmhurst Ballet School and its associated company Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), the Edgbaston in Birmingham based school is thrilled a number of its young students have been selected to perform in Sir Peter Wright's world-famous production of The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome (22 November a?" 14 December) and the Royal Albert Hall in London (28 a?" 31 December) this Christmas season 2019.

David Bintley CBE Becomes Vice President of bbodance by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2019

Internationally acclaimed choreographer and former Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), David Bintley CBE has today become Vice President of bbodance. Bintley agreed to join the 90-year-old organisation after watching bbodance students perform at their biggest annual event, Dance Days. 'After that performance, I'm going to have to say yes,' he stated at the time.

Winners Announced For UK Theatre Awards 2019 by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2019

The 2019 UK Theatre Awards winners were revealed today (Sunday 27 October) in a lunchtime ceremony at London's Guildhall.

See The Current Standings In The 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! by Marianka Swain - Oct 24, 2019

Voting continues for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Check out the current standings and cast your vote.

Shortlist Announced For The 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open! by Marianka Swain - Oct 21, 2019

Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Jonathan Church Launches New Production Company by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2019

Award-winning theatre director and producer Jonathan Church CBE, has announced the launch of a new production company Jonathan Church Theatre Productions supported by Trafalgar Entertainment's Joint CEOs Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire.

Review Roundup: THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT At Ealing Studios by A.A. Cristi - Oct 9, 2019

Read reviews for Sean Foley's hotly anticipated stage adaptation of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit.

Full Casting Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Major Revival Of GUYS AND DOLLS by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.

Winners Announced for the 2019 Stage Debut Awards by Julie Musbach - Sep 16, 2019

The Stage announces the 2019 winners of The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment which took place at The Brewery, London on Sunday, September 15.

Terry Knapp Celebration Of Life Announced At UHM Kennedy Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2019

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Department of Theatre and Dance and Kennedy Theatre will be hosting a celebration of the life and career of Terence a?oeTerrya?? Knapp on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Doors will open at 5:00pm, participants will be welcome to visit with one another on the upper lanai; the formal Celebration will begin at 5:30pm in the Kennedy Theatre auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory Announce Full Cast For The London Premiere Of THE WATSONS by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the full cast for the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier. Samuel West directs original cast members Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Joe Bannister (Lord Osborne), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson), Elander Moore (Bertie), Paksie Vernon (Elizabeth Watson), Cat White (Miss Osborne) and Laurence Ubong Williams (Tom Musgrave), who are joined by Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), with Isaac Forward, Sonny Fowler and Teddy Probets sharing the role of Charles Howard for the run at the Menier. The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018. The production opens at the Menier on 30 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 16 November.

Shortlist Announced For The Stage Debut Awards - Including The INHERITANCE, SIX, and More! by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019

The Stage today announces the shortlist for its prestigious The Stage Debut Awards 2019, in association with Access Entertainment. Voting has also opened for The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award 2019.

Martha Plimpton Withdraws from Steppenwolf Ensemble by Julie Musbach - Jul 17, 2019

Steppenwolf's Ensemble is one of the most prestigious gatherings of names in theatre including stars such as Annette Bening, Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts. One among them also includes star of stage and screen Martha Plimpton, up until recently. According to the Chicago Tribune, Plimpton has withdrawn from the Ensemble.

Casting Announced For The West End Transfer Of Bristol Old Vic's TOUCHING THE VOID by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019

Casting has today been announced for Touching The Void. Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void will see original cast members Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee and Josh Williams return to the show, joined by Angus Yellowlees. The show will open in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre previewing from November 9th for a strictly limited season with an opening night of November 14th.

Casting Announced For Stephen Daldry's Production Of AN INSPECTOR CALLS by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2019

PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Friday 6 September 2019 before visiting Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, King's Theatre Edinburgh, Oxford Playhouse, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Malvern Theatres, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Buxton Opera House, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Milton Keynes Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Brighton Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Cardiff New Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Sheffield Lyceum, Sunderland Empire, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Orchard Theatre Dartford and Curve Leicester.

New Opera Workshop Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Award-Winning Composer by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2019

The CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW), a three-week program to refine an in-progress professional opera, celebrates 10 years at the University of Colorado Boulder this summer. Starting on May 28 and running through mid-June, voice students will collaborate directly with award-winning composer Tom Cipullo to workshop and perform his new piece, "Hobson's Choice."

Donmar Production Of SWEAT Starring Martha Plimpton Will Transfer to West End This Summer by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse's sold-out production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage will transfer to London's Gielgud Theatre for a limited 6 week run from Friday 7 June 2019.

World Premiere Production Of A PUPIL Comes To Park Theatre by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Fringe First Award winning company Bear Trap Theatre are set to celebrate their eighth anniversary with a new play by Evening Standard Award nominated writer Jesse Briton. The World Premiere production of A Pupil will be performed at Park Theatre from 31st October - 24th November 2018.

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.

English Touring Theatre Announces Full Cast For Othello by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2018

English Touring Theatre today announces the full cast for the upcoming revival of Richard Twyman's critically acclaimed production of Othello, a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Richard Twyman directs Kitty Archer (Desdemona), Philip Correia (Cassio), Naby Dakhli (Montano), James Ellis (Duke), James Godden (Soldier/Senator), Paul McEwan (Iago) Victor Oshin (Othello) and Kelly Price (Emilia) joining returning cast members Chris Bianchi (Brabantio), Hayat Kamille (Bianca), Brian Lonsdale (Roderigo) and John Sandeman (Lodovico).

Full Cast Announced For Stephen Sharkey's Adaptation Of Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2018

With Holy Sh!t - the inaugural production in the newly refurbished theatre - in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth - Ayesha Antoine (Irie Jones), Michele Austin (Mad Mary), Philip Bird (Des/Marc Perret/Marcus Chalfen), Ayesha Dharker (Alsana Iqbal), Naomi Frederick (Ruth/Poppy/Joyce Chalfen), Tony Jayawardena (Samad Iqbal), Richard Lumsden (Archie Jones), Karl Queensborough (Anthony /Denise/Josh Chalfen), Sid Sagar (Magid Iqbal), Amanda Wilkin (Rosie Jones), Assad Zaman (Millat Iqbal), and actor-musicians Matthew Churcher, Nenda Neurer (also Clara Jones) and Zoe West. The production opens on 5 November, with previews from 26 October, and runs until 22 December.

Casting Announced For THE OTHER PLACE At Park Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2018

Casting has been confirmed for the UK Premiere of psychological thriller, The Other Place, in which a brilliant neurologist descends into disorientation. Directed by Claire van Kampen and written by Sharr White, the cast includes Karen Archer, Eliza Collings, Okon Jones and Rupinder Nagra.


Hobson's Choice has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1915, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002 and West End which opened in 2016.
Hobson's Choice has been nominated for the Performance category at the Obie Awards, specifically for Martha Plimpton's performance.
Hobson's Choice has won the Performance (Obie Awards) for Martha Plimpton.



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