Hobson's Choice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Following the lives of boot-maker Henry Horatio Hobson and his three daughters, Harold Brighouse’s unlikely love story combines comedy with romance.

From the cobbles of Lancashire, bombastic boot-shop owner Henry Horatio Hobson takes umbrage to his daughter’s intention to marry long-suffering boot-maker Willie Mossop. Through her determination, they wed, set up a rival establishment and orchestrate Hobson’s fall from grace. But it is Willie who triumphs in this unlikely love story, as newfound fortitude deals a resolution that is - Hobson’s choice.

Hobson’s Choice will run from 12 June to 12 July, directed by Nadia Fall (Doctor’s Dilemma and Home at the National Theatre, Disgraced at the Bush Theatre) and starring Mark Benton. 

Mark Benton plays the role of Henry Hobson. Mark’s stage credits include productions at the RSC, National and Donmar, but he is perhaps best known for his television work, appearing in Waterloo Road, Northern Lights and the 2013 season of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Set within the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, the award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a firm fixture of summer in the city.

Each night an incomparable atmosphere is created by the buzz of people enjoying their theatregoing in every sense: friends setting up hampers on the picnic lawn or filling their glasses with wine as the fairy lights twinkle in the trees.



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