The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.
‘Launched with a flourish’ (The Sunday Times), Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season promises to cast new light on Wilde’s ground-breaking work, showing how more than a century on, he still strikes to the heart of social scandal.
An Ideal Husband runs from 20 April 2018 until 14 July 2018 at the Vaudeville Theatre.
WHAT’S THE STORY
An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured.
Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.
WHO’S IN IT?: AN IDEAL HUSBAND CAST
The cast features Edward Fox (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV), Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber and Banana, Channel 4; E4), Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).
Directed by Jonathan Church, with design by Simon Higlett, choreography by Lizzie Frankl, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Matt McKenzie and composed by Jason Carr.
★★★★ “Fantastic Foxes team up for a Wilde West End delight.” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Oscar Wilde’s comedy gets a shrewd, enjoyable revival from Jonathan Church.” Independent
★★★★ “Wilde’s dandies and fat cats verge on the preposterous.” Guardian
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