Mark Benton is to star in Hobson’s Choice, the second production of the season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Harold Brighouse’s comedy from the the cobbles of Lancashire, is set to the sights and sounds of the not so swinging sixties.
Benton plays bombastic boot-shop owner Henry Horatio Hobson. Hobson’s future looks uncertain when his ‘plain’ daughter, Maggie (Jodie McNee) becomes intent on marrying long-suffering boot-maker Willie Mossop (Karl Davies).
But it is hapless Willie who triumphs in this unlikely love story, as newfound fortitude deals a resolution that is – Hobson’s Choice.
Directed by Nadia Fall. Further casting includes Kate Adler (Ada Figgins), Robin Bowerman (Dr Macfarlane), Hannah Britland (Vickey Hobson), Nadia Clifford (Alice Hobson), Joanna David (Mrs Hepworth), Bill Fellows (Jim Heeler), Jordan Metcalfe (Albert Prosser), Leon Williams (Fred Beenstock) and Richard Syms (Tubby Wadlow).
Hobson’s Choice will preview from 12 June and run until 12 July.