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An uneven show but strong performances from all four principals in this celebration of cycling

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Tim Crouch's work has long been animated by his frustrated sense that theatre lags behind visual art in its over-reliance on the realistic and the figurative and in its limited range of demands on an audience.

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Although written in 1915, and set in 1880, Harold Brighouse’s social comedy is updated here to the Sixties by director Nadia Fall. But it keeps the story of the overbearing, drunken Hobson, who runs a shoe shop in Salford, and how the cleverest of his three daughters contrives to rescue them all from a life of drudging after him through a series of canny marriages and shrewd business decisions. 

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