Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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SALFORD playwright and author Harold Brighouse is best known for his play Hobson's Choice. It was made into a classic film starring Charles Laughton and John Mills in 1954.

Along with Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, Brighouse was a leading member of the creative group known as the Manchester School of Dramatists.

Born in Eccles in July 1882, Brighouse's father John was a manager in a cotton-spinning company and his mother Charlotte a headmistress. He won a scholarship to Manchester Grammar School, but left at the age of 17 to work as a textile buyer for a shipping merchant.

Brighouse moved to London in 1902 to set up an office for his company and met his wife Emily Lynes. He became a full-time writer when he returned to Manchester in 1908.

His first play to make the stage was The Doorway in 1909. …

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