Hobson's choice - Vaudeville Theatre
Hobsons choice at the Vaudeville has strong performances from Naomi Frederick playing Maggie & Martin Shaw playing Hobson. Hobsons choice has shades of King Lear - story about a tyrant father and 3 daughters running a shoe shop. It goes into the Victorian mores of class relations and gender issues. But its mainly about the determination of Maggie the eldest finding her place in society and Hobson in King Learish fashion losing all and then finding humility. The production set is one to watch for. 3 stars.Here is the script on Gutenberg:
PS: Didn't realize this is the same Martin Shaw who played a brilliant and crafty titular role in Rhodes.