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Monday, 16 June 2014

FIRST LOOK: Hobson's Choice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's season continues with this Harold Brighouse comedy from the cobbles of Lancashire. Set to the sights and sounds of the sixties, Mark Benton plays bombastic boot-shop owner Henry Horatio Hobson. When his 'plain' daughter, Maggie (Jodie McNee) becomes intent on marrying long-suffering boot-maker Willie Mossop (Karl Davies), Hobson's future looks uncertain. However it is hapless Willie who triumphs in this unlikely love story, as newfound fortitude deals a resolution that is -Hobson's Choice.

Mark Benton plays the title character, he is best known for his television roles inEarly Doors, Northern Lights and Waterloo Road. His stage credits include The Front Page (Donmar Warehouse), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Nottingham Playhouse) and the 2013 UK tour of Hairspray.

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