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An Ideal Husband archiveFirst performed 1895. In decorous London society, where most women have their eyes set on snaring the perfect husband, Mrs Laura Cheveley is set on securing a lucrative Argentinian investment. All she needs to ensure the success of her scheme are corruptible connections in high places. Luckily, upright government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, has a dark secret, and Mrs Cheveley knows exactly what it is. Now she just has to slice right through Sir Robert's outwardly respectable world, bending his earlier shame to her advantage. But there is one last hope for Sir Robert: Mrs Cheveley has a dark secret too, and Sir Robert's adoring wife, Lady Chiltern, who was at school with her, knows exactly what it is. Set in London in 1985, An Ideal Husband is considered to be Oscar Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. Blisteringly witty, the play is both a stylish comedy and a searing exposure of hypocrisy and bogus morality. In its analysis of ambition, shame, corruption and ruin, it speaks most passionately, not only to our age, but also to Wilde's personal crisis at the time. Sir Peter Hall's acclaimed West End and Broadway production.
Performers Barbara Murray, Patrick Ryecart, Richard Todd, Caroline Langrishe, Bryan Murray, Julia Watson.
Author Oscar Wilde. Producer Bill Kenwright. Company Peter Hall Company.

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0625858077. Details of all An Ideal Husband archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2334

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26 Feb 01
3 Mar 01
Cliffs Pavilion
12 Feb 01
17 Feb 01
The Hexagon
6 Feb 01
10 Feb 01
Alhambra Theatre
West Yorkshire
29 Jan 01
3 Feb 01
Richmond Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
17 Jan 01
27 Jan 01
Theatre Royal

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