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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. Original cast of this production (Gielgud 1992): Googie Withers, David Rintoul, Diane Fletcher, Nicky Henson. Transferred from the Haymarket (previewed 29/7/97) via the Gielgud (opened 14/10/97).
Performers Simon Ward, Kate O'Mara, Christopher Cazenove.
Author Oscar Wilde. Director Peter Hall.

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband (Play) production archive for QTIX code T339356570. Details of all An Ideal Husband archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2334

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3 Mar 98
to
22 Aug 98
Noel Coward Theatre
West End
Greater London
14 Oct 97
to
21 Feb 98
Gielgud Theatre
West End
Greater London
12 May 97
to
17 May 97
Richmond Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
28 Apr 97
to
2 May 97
Opera House
Manchester
Greater Manchester
21 Apr 97
to
26 Apr 97
The Playhouse
Oxford
Oxfordshire
14 Apr 97
to
19 Apr 97
King's Theatre
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
7 Apr 97
to
12 Apr 97
Theatre Royal
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
31 Mar 97
to
5 Apr 97
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
24 Mar 97
to
29 Mar 97
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
17 Mar 97
to
22 Mar 97
Grand Opera House
Belfast
Belfast
10 Mar 97
to
22 Mar 97
The Theatre
Leatherhead
Surrey
3 Mar 97
to
8 Mar 97
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester
West Sussex
17 Feb 97
to
22 Feb 97
Grand Theatre
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
13 Feb 97
to
15 Feb 97
Theatre Royal
Plymouth
Devon
7 May 96
to
25 Jan 97
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

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