Bryan Dick Departs Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE; Will Remain with HOBSON'S CHOICE for West End Run

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that Bryan Dick has withdrawn from Chichester Festival's upcoming production of HALF A SIXPENCE, adapted by DOWNTON ABBEY creator Julian Fellowes, and will instead remain with the company of HOBSON'S CHOICE for its upcoming West End run.

Marking the One Hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of this classic comedy, HOBSON'S CHOICE will play at London's Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 8th June - Saturday 10th September.

Martin Shaw plays Henry Horatio Hobson, one of the greatest 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.

Dick plays Willy Mossop in the production. His past theatre credits include Seminar, Hampstead Theatre; School Play, Soho Theatre;Sliding With Suzanne, Out of Joint/Royal Court; The Alchemist, National Theatre.

Further casting details to be announced.

Design is by Simon Higlett; lighting design is by Tim Mitchell; sound design is by Mike Walker; and the composer is Matthew Scott.

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