Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018
A Comedy by Harold Brighouse
Set in Salford in the 1880s, the play focuses on curmudgeonly, prosperous, self-made owner of a boot and shoe store, Henry Horatio Hobson, widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters, each of whom want to leave their father by getting wed.
Henry refuses, because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
He’s happier spending most of his time down at the Moonraker Pub with his pals.
Maybe, eventually, he’ll let his two younger daughters marry and leave the shop, but he firmly believes that Maggie, at 30, is too old - and besides, he can’t get along without her.
Poor deluded Hobson. He is quite unprepared for how clever and resourceful Maggie can be.
It’s the time of revolution. The revolution is not industrial but feminine.
This play shows how the strong females come to the fore in shaping their own world at a time when it was frowned on. Behind the boots and clogs are individuals who must also be determined and strong in a society that gives them little credence.
Keeping the humour, it also shows without fantasy the life of the Salford folk and the social connections and customs that gave their life order, until they were challenged and eventually changed.
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Disabled access available.
Doors open 7.00pm. Play starts 7.30pm
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This is an Amateur production by kind permission of Samuel French Limited
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St Agnes Theatre Players
St Agnes Theatre Players
St. Agnes Garden Theatre Players started out in 1955, performing in the garden of a local hotel. When that link was broken we dropped the ‘Garden’ from our title. More recently we have been performing at the Driftwood Spars hotel in St Agnes as well as occasionally at the local Miners and Mechanics’ Institute.
Over the years, St Agnes Theatre Players have earned a reputation as a friendly drama group presenting high quality productions while not being afraid to take on challenging pieces. Alongside our good reputation across Cornwall we have a loyal following within our own community.
We also have regular play readings and occasional event evenings, and from time to time we set up trips to professional theatre performances. We are fortunate in owning our own premises that we can use for early rehearsals, meetings and storage.
The Driftwood Spars has parking available which is free to patrons. Please note you must register your car with the hotel on arrival to not incur a parking fine. Disabled access available.
Theatre suppers available at the Driftwood from 5.30 pm. Supper Booking essential on 01872 552428