Hobson's Choice is a play by Harold Brighouse. The story has been adapted to film/ TV on a number of occasions.
"Henry Horatio Hobson is one of the greatest comic characters in English drama. Self-made man, shopkeeper, skinflint and boozer, he's a tyrant to his daughters and a law unto himself.
When Maggie, his eldest daughter, defies Hobson's wishes by marrying Will Mossop, his own boot-maker, a battle of wills begins in which he stands to lose his customers, his girls and his pride, but ultimately it is Hobson's choice.
2016 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, which is rich with laughter, wit and warmth. The 2016 London run stars Martin Shaw and Christopher Timothy."More ...