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Hobson's ChoiceMarking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Set in 1880s Salford, the play follows Cobbler Henry Horatio Hobson who has three daughters, all of whom he takes for granted, forcing them to work in his shop unpaid. When the oldest and plainest, Maggie, takes the initiative of marrying his best bootmaker, Willie Mossop, and setting up a rival business, Hobson gets his comeuppance, and the girls get their own back.

 

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Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with a revue called RSVP. One of the theatre's major successes was in 1954 with the musical 'Salad Days', starring Julian Slade and Deborah Reynolds. More about Vaudeville Theatre

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Lady Windermere's FanLady Windermere's FanLady Windermere's FanKathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe. Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders appear in the biting comedy of clashing classes and cultures. The dr2018-02-26T19:30:00+00002018-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
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PRICING  £19.50-£55, Premium Seats £75
DATES  12th January to 7th April 2018
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
Kathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe. Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders appear in the biting comedy of clashing classes and cultures. The dr... More about this event
 
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Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
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Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
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The Importance Of Being EarnestThe Importance Of Being EarnestClassic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season concludes with the evergreen comedy of romantic entanglements and dual identities, in which the imperious Lady Bracknell casts a baleful eye over the vacillations of Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily.2018-07-20T19:30:00+01002018-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
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