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Autumn 2014
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Spring 2015
Summer 2015

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Birmingham Hippodrome
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
London Coliseum
Sunderland Empire
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Plymouth

By show


An Evening of Music and Dance 2015
Beauty and the Beast
Coppélia
First Steps: a child's Coppelia
Moving Stateside
Serenade / Carmina burana
Shadows of War
Sylvia
The King Dances / Carmina burana
The Nutcracker

Hobson's Choice story guide



ACT I  |  ACT II  |  ACT III


click here for a child friendly story guide.
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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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