In the pre-WWI Lancashire town of Hindle, Fanny's parents discover that she's involved with a wealthy young man who's engaged to someone else. They set out to ensure that he'll do the right thing and marry Fanny, only to learn that she has her own ideas on the matter. One of the first plays to feature a working-class female protagonist.
About the Author
Stanley Houghton (1881-1913) was born in Ashton-upon-Mersey, Sale, Cheshire and went into his father's cotton business where he worked until the success of Hindle Wakes in 1912 allowed him to finally achieve his ambition to become a professional writer. He died just a year later of meningitis.