The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. 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 past financial chicanery.
A witty new production from director Jonathan Church, (Singin’ in the Rain and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Chichester; West End) An Ideal Husband opens at the Vaudeville Theatre (20 April – 14 July), before playing at the Theatre Royal Bath as part of their Summer Season (18 July – 4 August).
Starring real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & 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).
The Oscar Wilde Season rolls elegantly on; don’t miss it!
Extra matinees added, advance Senior rate available at the box office. For more information and to book your tickets (from £19.50), call 0330 333 4814 or visit classicspring.co.uk.
How to enter
Come and share in this new adventure, and rediscover the thrill of these great plays. Simply comment at the end of this article as to who your ideal husband might be – in your dreams or perhaps you are already married to him?!
Terms and Conditions: One winner will receive two band A tickets to see An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, valid for any Monday to Thursday performance until 28 June 2018, subject to availability. No cash alternative. Travel and accommodation not included.