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By season


Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Autumn 2015

By venue


Belfast Grand Opera House
Birmingham Hippodrome
Durham Gala
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Grand Opera House, York
Hall for Cornwall, Truro
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Sunderland Empire
The Lighthouse, Poole
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Wales Millennium Centre
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

By show


Company Class
Coppélia
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Moving Stateside
North tour spring 2015
Pre-performance talk
South tour spring 2015
Swan Lake
Sylvia
The King Dances / Carmina burana
Variations triple bill (tour)

Hobson's Choice story guide



ACT I  |  ACT II  |  ACT III


click here for a child friendly story guide.
(you will need Adobe Acrobat to view the printable story guide. If you do not have this installed please click here)

Scene 1: Peel Park, Sunday afternoon
Maggie and Will, walking out together, are seen by Alice and Vickey, who are appalled to be thus linked to a common boot hand. They resolve to tell their father what is going on.

Scene 2: The shop, Monday morning
Hobson, having learnt of Maggie's intentions, threatens 'to beat the love out of Will Mossop' with his belt, whereupon the unlikely couple leave the shop. They borrow £100 from Mrs Hepworth to set up a business on their own. Three weeks later, Hobson, dead drunk, accidently falls down the cellar trap into Beenstock's corn warehouse.

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