The synopsis of the play is
In 1880's Salford, prosperous bootmaker Henry Hobson is left a widower
with three uppity daughters, two of whom already have beaus they would
like to marry, but cannot until they have a dowry, which Henry is too
mean to stump up for, and also not until the eldest daughter, Maggie,
who is a practical no nonsense woman, who wears the trousers, is
promised in marriage. Maggie defies Hobsons wishes and a battle of wits
ensues where he stands to lose his customers, his girls and his pride.
Ultimately it is Hobson's choice.
following is a cast list, but bear in mind, all the parts can be played
by different ages, as everybody looks younger on stage.
30 -40. Very sharp witted and not afraid to say what she thinks and
wants. Very feisty.
Alice And Vicky Hobson.
20- 30. Want to get married, both have beaus. Both uppity
50 - 60 a tyrannical boozer and skinflint.
30 ish. The bootmaker, Shy, and mentally stunted, nervous to begin
with, later asserts his authority.
30 a 40 the beau who likes Alice. The son of a solicitor.
60ish. She has a curt manner and is very wealthy.
60ish. A white haired older man who is foreman in making the boots.
50-60. A grocer and Hobsons boon companion.
20-30. Will Mossops girlfriend. Weak spirited.
30-40. The beau for Vicky Hobson, the son of a respectable tradesman.
50ish A domineering man. A Scotsman. Andyx I will
Daughter of Mrs Hepworth.
Young doesn't speak.
William Mossop -
Maggie Hobson -
Vicky Hobson -
Alice Hobson -
Ada Figgins -
Mrs Hepworth -
Tubby Wadlow -
Jim Heeler -
Albert Prosser -
Dr. MacFarlane -
Freddy Beenstock -
not yet cast