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Autumn 2015
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Summer 2016

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Belfast Grand Opera House
Birmingham Hippodrome
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Sadler's Wells, London
Sunderland Empire
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

By show


Ashton Double bill
Company Class
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Free pre-performance talks
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Triple bill
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker
The Taming of the Shrew
Variations Triple bill (Birmingham)
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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