Hobson's Choice - Birmingham Royal Ballet

Hobson's Choice - Birmingham Royal Ballet

"Meet Henry Hobson, boot-maker. If he could focus enough to peer through the alcoholic haze, he would see that he had three beautiful daughters, a talented assistant and a successful business. If he's not careful though, he'll lose the lot. He drinks his profits and refuses to let his daughters marry.

Meet Maggie, Henry's eldest daughter. A fierce woman, long unmarried, and thought to be unmarryable. Through sheer stubbornness, determination and the occasional choice word, she keeps her father and his business sailing in the right direction. Her heart is as hard as her tongue is sharp, but perhaps there is one man who can bring about a most out-of-character change...

Meet Will Mossop, Henry's talented boot-hand. He is the unacknowledged success behind Hobson's business and a man for whom the phase 'wouldn't say boo to a goose' was surely invented! One night after work, he creeps out from his basement workroom to try on some of the wonderful shoes he has made. Everything is going swimmingly before Maggie singlehandedly turns the wide-eyed cobbler's world upside down."

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