Two Male Actors Required

Two Male Actors Required

… for Hobson’s Choice

Hurst Players production for Hurst Festival, performing 19th to 23rd September 2017 in the Players Theatre.

Hobson’s Choice, by Harold Brighouse, was written in 1916 and is considered a classic. The play is set in Salford in 1880, and is the story of the three daughters of a bootmaker, Horatio Hobson, and their marriage prospects. It is this year’s production for Hurst Festival.

Bob Sampson, who is one of Hurst Players most experienced directors, has cast most of the parts, but still needs two male actors:

First, someone who can play any age between 20 and 35 on stage. The part, not a very big part, is that of Albert Prosser,a young partner in a family solicitors firm (he is the ‘and Prosser’ of Prosser, Pilkington and Prosser), who wants to marry Hobson’s daughter Alice.

Second, a man age over 50 to play another of the smaller parts, either Hobson’s drinking pal, Jim, or the master cobbler, Tubby.

The script can be seen online at

Rehearsals will be mainly on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Players Theatre, High Street, Hurstpierpoint, and start on Monday 7th August. It is not necessary for the actors to attend every rehearsal.

If you’d like to play one of these parts, please contact the director, Bob Sampson, by email at or call 01273 833397.