Family comedy kicks-off new season

PORTISHEAD Players’ begin their new season with a family comedy.

Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse tells the story of a daughter’s rebellion against the expectations of her overbearing, tightfisted and alcoholic father.

Hobson has his own boot-shop business and counts himself as someone important in the town. He is, therefore, put out when his daughter defies his wishes, marries a common working chap and beats him in his own line of business.

Set in the 1880s at a time of increasing trade union activity, the coming of the Labour party and stirrings of the suffragette, the comedy involves a family with very strong personalities.

Directed by John Fidell, the production will be staged at Somerset Hall in High Street from October 11-13, at 7.30pm.

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Tickets, priced �7-8, are available from Morgan-Westley and Mother Nature in High Street. They can also be bought at Somerset Hall one hour before each performance, if still available. Online booking is also available from Ticketsource at or for group bookings call 07787 992942.

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