The Crescent Theatre Company presents
11 - 25 Nov in the Studio
Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
There will be an After Dark discussion following the 19:45 performance on Fri, 24th Nov. Free to ticket holders.
Brighouse’s comedy is set in Salford, 1880, where bootmaker Henry Hobson, a pillar of local society, fond of his drink but miserly and tyrannical at home, runs a prosperous business. A widower, he steadfastly refuses to countenance the marriage of his three daughters – all of whom work unwaged in the family business. It is the determined Maggie, the eldest and ostensibly the ‘least marriageable’, who ruthlessly takes matters into her own hands – with devastating consequences for her father.
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