A new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to The Electric Palace from the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As 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.
Directed by Jonathan Church, the talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward and Freddie Fox, Frances Barber, Nathaniel Parker, Sally Bretton and Susan Hampshire.
An Ideal Husband Cast – The plot in under a minute:
Audence reaction from the Vaudeville Theatre:
This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company. The company is led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.
Read the 4 star review, Guardian
Read the 4 star review, Telegraph
Edward Fox Earl of Caversham
Freddie Fox Lord Goring
Frances Barber Mrs. Cheveley
Sally Bretton Lady Chiltern
Nathaniel Parker Lord Chiltern
Susan Hampshire Lady Markby
Running time: 2h 55m
Schedule: 7.15pm – intro, 7.30pm – Acts 1 & 2, 8.50pm – Interval, 9.05pm Acts 3 & 4, 10.05pm Credits.
“Perfection... Could have been written yesterday”
“A sharp critique of social hypocrisy”
“A masterpiece of cheeky charm”