Stanley Houghton

Playwright Stanley Houghton (1881‐1913) was born in Ashton‐upon‐Mersey, Sale, Cheshire. Educated at Manchester Grammar School, he 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 tobecome a professional writer. He died just a year later of meningitis. One of the acclaimed 'Manchester School' of playwrights, championed by Annie Horniman of the Gaiety Theatre,Manchester, and including such writers as Harold Brighouse and Allan Monkhouse.