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Tue 5 June

ZZ An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies

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

Edward and Freddie Fox, as a father and son, are the star turn in this stylish revival of Wilde’s send-up of a money-mad society

Read the 4 star review, Telegraph

Quite the best thing so far in the year-long Wilde festival


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

British Theatre

A sharp critique of social hypocrisy

Financial Times

A masterpiece of cheeky charm



Tue 5 June






£11.50 adv / £12.50 door