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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.


Dilys Laye (Lady Markby), Iqbal Khan (Sir Robert Chiltern), Geraldine Fitzgerald (Mrs Cheveley), Aislinn Mangan (Lady Chiltern), James Murray (Lord Goring), Veronica Leer (Mabel Chiltern), Claude Close (Earl of Caversham), Azeem Nathoo (Viscomte De Nanjac), Paddy Glynn


Author: Oscar Wilde
Producer: Leicester Haymarket Theatre
Director: Paul Kerryson
Design: Kate Unwin
Lighting: Jenny Cane
Sound: Ian Horrocks-Taylor

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1857527262. Details of all An Ideal Husband archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2334

Archive Listings

27 Mar 03
12 Apr 03
Haymarket Theatre

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