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An Asian Choice for Exchange

Published: 28 April 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Tanika Gupta has reimagined her 2003 adaptation of Hobson’s Choice for Manchester’s Royal Exchange.

In a retelling of Harold Brighouse’s classic take on family loyalty, audiences meet Hari Hobson, played by Tony Jayawardena (Ackley Bridge), who has fled Uganda to make a new life for his family in Manchester’s ever-changing Northern Quarter of the 1980s.

This universal story explores the hopes, aspirations and disappointments of families everywhere, trying to build a new life.